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SC Not Tracking Obamacare Cancellations

South Carolina is one of the states that is not tracking the number of health insurance policies canceled as a result of U.S. President Barack Obama’s socialized medicine law. Why not? Good question … However the Palmetto State is tracking the number of citizens who enrolled in Obamacare during its…

South Carolina is one of the states that is not tracking the number of health insurance policies canceled as a result of U.S. President Barack Obama’s socialized medicine law.

Why not? Good question …

However the Palmetto State is tracking the number of citizens who enrolled in Obamacare during its first month of implementation (assuming you accept the government’s definition of “enrolled,” anyway).

That total? 572.

Across the country 4.02 million people in 28 states lost coverage as a result of the new law – compared to only 106,185 who signed up for coverage on the government exchanges (in all fifty states), according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal.

Those terrible numbers prompted Obama to try and amend the law this week to give insurers another year to comply with its mandates – although it isn’t immediately clear whether he has the authority to do so.

Bottom line, though? In a clumsy, heavy-handed attempt to expand health care coverage via higher taxes, additional regulations and new mandates, so far Obamacare has succeeded in reducing the number of insured Americans by roughly 3.9 million.

Way to go, government …

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17 comments

Centrist View November 15, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Policy Notifications, By State

Millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance have been
informed that their policies will no longer be offered starting next
year because they do not meet the higher standards of the Affordable
Care Act. The actual number of people receiving the notices is unclear,
in part because officials in 20 states say they do not have the
information or are not tracking it. — Associated Press

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303789604579198321467431140

Top 5 States People with discontinued policiesCalifornia900,000Georgia
400,000Florida330,000Washington290,000Pennsylvania250,000

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Centrist View November 15, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Top 5 States/People with discontinued policies
California/900,000
Georgia/400,000
Florida/330,000
Washington/290,000
Pennsylvania/250,000

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Smirks November 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Still more than RomneyCare’s first month with 123 enrollments.

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it doesn't matter, Smirkles November 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm

And that still is irrelevant.

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Smirks November 18, 2013 at 9:03 am

It is absolutely relevant, the reforms are fairly similar. How is it irrelevant? Because you want it to be?

Medicare part D also had rollout issues. Hell, the initial Medicare system itself had a fair amount of opposition when it was passed (remember Ronald Reagan speaking out against “socialized medicine?”), and it also had issues at first.

http://amestrib.com/sections/opinion/columns/stephen-mihm-medicare-had-messy-roll-out-too.html

Fact is, these programs don’t become instant successes, they require time – as well as tweaks in the legislation – to get the kinks out. However, ultimately they do improve things and people do like the programs.

But hey, I guess facts are irrelevant, amirite?

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The Colonel November 16, 2013 at 2:17 am

Bu, bu, bu, bu but “Romney care was the model for ObamaCare” – you’d a thunk they might have learned something….

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tomstickler November 15, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Saw an electronic billboard in Myrtle Beach with Blue Cross/Blue Shield announcing “You can keep your health insurance policy.”

Since insurers are not required to notify the state when they cancel policies, there is no way for the states to track these numbers, duh! Any number cited is a CWAG at best.

Since state law prohibits a company that quits writing insurance in a particular segment from re-entering for five years, the 14 companies that filed their 180-day notice of intention to leave may have abandoned 33,000 clients — sweet pickings for BC/BS.

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Slartibartfast November 15, 2013 at 11:11 pm

When is someone going to mention that Jim Clyburn is just as guilty as Obama, parroting his promises that Americans wouldn’t have to give up their health plans nor their doctors? Oh wait! I just did.

Now, since we’re saying things.. ask yourself WHY BC/BS is letting people in SC keep their plans? WHO made that possible? It sure as shit wasn’t a Democrat.

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The Colonel November 16, 2013 at 2:16 am

Slart – why bother? Jim Clyburn parroting Obama is kind of redundant – Ol’Enos hasn’t had an original thought in years.

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Slartibartfast November 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm

It’s personal. I hate what he has done to himself and what his goon-squad party is doing to us. He was, until the turn of the century, a very good friend. He was always a liberal, but he wasn’t a socialist, and he wasn’t using state and federal taxes to build monuments to himself. Now, he has become everything we used to hate. He would have made, at least, a passable libertarian, but that time has long since gone.

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bensweeney November 16, 2013 at 2:20 am

The Emperor has no Clothes AKA President Jesus Crisis Superstar lives through his Lies .. Megalomania has no nothing on him… He is the Creator of Crisis fore with out it… he is a naked socialist ,,,,

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nitrat November 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

ACA is the Republican plan developed by Jim DeMint’s Heritage Foundation 20 years ago as the alternative to the Clinton Health Security plan and implemented by GOP governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts because he planned for it to be THE issue that would lead him to the White House.
The GOP can’t come up with an alternative because it’s THEIR plan.

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Frank Pytel November 16, 2013 at 11:19 am

BbbwwaahahahahahahA

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anon. November 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

PEOPLE, ACA isn’t about Healthcare, it’s about CONTROL!

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Sarah Palin Forever! November 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Fits,remember to rerun this article about a year from now when MILLIONS will be enrolled and Obamacare is thoroughly institutionalized And YOUR party, the REPUBLICANS will TOTALLY drop their efforts to repeal it ,but will be howling how they can “make it better”(See “the party of Principle” actions re Medicare mid sixties).

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Ralph Hightower November 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm

The reason that South Carolina is tracking those who sign up for Obamacare is so they can be thrown in jail when H.3101, the nullification of Obamacare, is signed by Governot Haley.

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shifty henry November 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Just for general interest—- see link for entire article…

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/11/12/at-least-one-group-americans-loves-obamacare/?intcmp=obnetwork

“ObamaCare may be a disaster for the millions of Americans whose health insurance plans are being canceled, the millions of Americans who cannot use the government’s website, and the taxpayers forced to foot the bill for the boondoggle. But make no mistake — at least one group of Americans loves ObamaCare: the president’s big money backers and cronies who stand to bag millions of your tax dollars amid the mess.”

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