Total Number of ObamaCare Enrollments in Delaware…Four

posted at 8:41 am on November 7, 2013 by Morgen Richmond

The Washington Post calls it a “slow start” but I think that’s a little unfair. This actually represents progress for the State of Delaware: the First State’s first enrollee wasn’t reported until October 16. Forward:

More than a month after the launch of Delaware’s health insurance exchange, officials report only four Delawareans enrolled for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

As of Wednesday, Delaware’s marketplace guide organizations reported four enrollments, 31 enrollment applications completed and 218 accounts created for possible enrollment.

Four community organizations were hired to provide marketplace guides, using a $4 million federal grant.

Well that $4 million was clearly money well spent. And according to a recent estimate from the Kaiser Family Foundation, approximately 29,000 residents of Delaware are eligible for subsidies via the new insurance exchange with 48,000 potential enrollees in total. At this rate they’ll all be covered by the year…3196.

Meanwhile the news is slightly better in Minnesota with nearly 11,000 enrollees reported as of yesterday, a significant increase from just 3 weeks ago. Minnesota is running it’s own insurance exchange and like many such states has fared slightly better than the federally-run exchange with initial enrollment. However, the picture is far from rosy as the enrollment to date represents only about 1% of the total projected for the first year. Even worse, 84% of the initial enrollment has been in Medicaid so the ultimate viability of the Minnesota exchange is still very much in question.

Then there is the President’s home state of Hawaii, which recently launched a “100 Days of Facts” marketing campaign to promote the benefits of their new exchange.

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As far as anyone can tell, the number of people actually signed up so far to receive coverage via the Hawaii Health Connector:  0.


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Well they are within striking distance of healthcare.gov’s six.

So there’s that.

Gatsu on November 7, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Moving right along.

gerrym51 on November 7, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Teatermerica !!

Forward.

PappyD61 on November 7, 2013 at 8:45 AM

That’s four more registered than Oregon has.

Jackson on November 7, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I expected them to be incompetent. But I could have written an Access database and some batch files that would have enrolled more people by now.

SoRight on November 7, 2013 at 8:51 AM

We already knew this. Sebelius and Obama to say later this month they misspoke when they said we need 7 million to sign up for insurance through the exchanges. They will say they meant 7 thousand.

NotCoach on November 1, 2013 at 8:16 AM

NotCoach on November 7, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Yeah, but Delaware is a small state with fewer incompetents to deal with. I mean, for decades they kept sending Joe Biden out of state to get a job…

ExpressoBold on November 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM

There are two groups of uninsured that Obamacare want to deal with:

Group 1 which is half of the uninsured, those who are the people eligible for the Medicaid expansion… They will pay zero dollar to get the benefits which will be paid for by the other tax payers… Of course all of them will be rushing to enroll and that is why they constitute the super vast majority of the people enrolled so far in Obamacare…

Group 2 which is the other half of the uninsured, those are the people who are not eligible for Medicaid and have to buy a crappy healthcare insurance or pay 1% of their income… The vast majority of those uninsured are going to pay 1% of their income instead of buying a much more expensive and crappy heathcare insurance…

Group 2 is very critical in Obamacare to finance Group 1… It is not going to happen…

mnjg on November 7, 2013 at 8:57 AM

The Washington Post calls it a “slow start” but I think that’s a little unfair.

The Titanic took almost 3 hours to completely sink. That was a slow start, too.

whatcat on November 7, 2013 at 9:05 AM

fk ‘em.
we warned them, we screamed from the rooftops, we (not me, fully laid up but used website to spread info) participated in local meetings warned people.
nobody WANTED to believe us, they WANTED to believe our “hysteria” was due to some latent racism.
well heres your racism, no matter what color you are you are now royally fked.
lube up and enjoy it.
you deserve it.

dmacleo on November 7, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Dave Weigel’s brother was one of the four, apparently…Weigel claimed he saved money, too!

changer1701 on November 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Instead of “ObamaCare by Morning”, it should have been “Who’s Sorry Now?”

GarandFan on November 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Instead of “ObamaCare by Morning”, it should have been “Who’s Sorry Now?”

GarandFan on November 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM

For Libs’ sake, it is all “Stand By Your Man”….

hillsoftx on November 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM

+1 what cat

cmsinaz on November 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM

bahaaaaaaa

bazil9 on November 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Were they all people with a Slight Indian Accent??

Who happen to work at 7-11??

ToddPA on November 7, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Then there is the President’s home state of Hawaii, which recently launched a “100 Days of Facts” marketing campaign to promote the benefits of their new exchange.

♬ On the first day of Facts, Obama gave to me – ‘If you like your plan, you can keep it’. ♬

whatcat on November 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Maybe the Vice President can congratulate them by
calling them the wrong name…

ToddPA on November 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM

There’s a reason why Dems up for re-election in 2014 had a secret desperate meeting with the lazy stupid bastard yesterday. They are scared to death that their party loyalty in peddling Obamascare will come back and bite them in the butt.

Happy Nomad on November 7, 2013 at 9:16 AM

For Libs’ sake, it is all “Stand By Your Man”….
hillsoftx on November 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM

And “Don’t be cruel (to a heart that’s true)”

whatcat on November 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Where’s verbaldouchie to beg us to stop piling on?

Chuck Schick on November 7, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Then there is the President’s home state of Hawaii, which recently launched a “100 Days of Facts” marketing campaign to promote the benefits of their new exchange.

Facts? or Fact-facts?

Hill60 on November 7, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Total Number of ObamaCare Enrollments in Delaware…Four
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** In a Hee-Haw Show moment**

“SALUTEY”!!
(sarc)

canopfor on November 7, 2013 at 9:20 AM

The Titanic took almost 3 hours to completely sink. That was a slow start, too.

whatcat on November 7, 2013 at 9:05 AM

And Republicans were responsible for that iceberg…global warming and all…

JetBoy on November 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Yes, priceless–CMAs last nite, hat tip Brad and Carrie!
hillsoftx on November 7, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Now it’s gonna be “IRS Audit By Evening” for them.

whatcat on November 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM

There’s a reason why Dems up for re-election in 2014 had a secret desperate meeting with the lazy stupid bastard yesterday. They are scared to death that their party loyalty in peddling Obamascare will come back and bite them in the butt.

Happy Nomad on November 7, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Kinda funny watching those Dems beg the president to delay, while Sebelius is telling the Senate Finance Committee that delay isn’t an option because “People’s lives depend on this.”

So which is it?

Hill60 on November 7, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Were all 4 related to Joe Biden?

Khun Joe on November 7, 2013 at 9:28 AM

mnjg on November 7, 2013 at 8:57 AM

This is too simple to understand. Our dear liberal friends will be confused.

Rovin on November 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Kinda funny watching those Dems beg the president to delay, while Sebelius is telling the Senate Finance Committee that delay isn’t an option because “People’s lives depend on this.”

So which is it?

Hill60 on November 7, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Not to mention that when Cruz/Lee were leading the fight to delay there wasn’t a single Dem that suggested it might be a good idea. But, weeks later with Healthcare.gov still nothing more than an Error 404 generator, the Dems suddenly see the merit in delaying?

The GOP should just sit back and say “nah, we’re good.” LIB

Happy Nomad on November 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Remember with Obamacare when Nancy Pelosi said we have to pass it to find out what’s in it?

That’s the definition of a stool sample.

Fitting.

Happy Nomad on November 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Maybe the Vice President can congratulate them by
calling them the wrong name…

ToddPA on November 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Nah… he’s going to ask all those newly minted Medicaid recipients to stand from their shiny new scooters.

SteveInRTP on November 7, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Were all 4 related to Joe Biden?

Khun Joe on November 7, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Has anybody found Joe yet?

neuquenguy on November 7, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Gloom, despair, and agony on me….

/racism

PointnClick on November 7, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Gloom, despair, and agony on me….

/racism

PointnClick on November 7, 2013 at 9:46 AM

PointnClick:Now that was funny—-!:0

canopfor on November 7, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Gloom, despair, and agony on me….

/racism

PointnClick on November 7, 2013 at 9:46 AM

…deep dark depression, excessive misery….

ToddPA on November 7, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Four

Saving all our fellow citizens certainly isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.
Are these *four* families? that qualify for subsidies? It would be nice if we could at least get a couple of pictures of the kids and the dog.

lynncgb on November 7, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Make these Flukers live by their rules.

No more delays, no exceptions, make them choke on their sandwich! BUT keep pointing out that not a single ‘pub voted for 0bamacare.

freedomfirst on November 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM

freedomfirst on November 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM

29,000 residents of Delaware are eligible for subsidies via the new insurance exchange with 48,000 potential enrollees in total.

Plus 30 million more in 2014 Medicaid spending, right?

Why did the feds not turn the subsidy calculation over to the insurance companies? They can’t sell any policies because people don’t know what their “personal” price is. Every insurance company ought to own thier own correct, approved calculator, they are the only ones who are highly motivated to sell policies, the federal data hub is a control freak power grab.

Fleuries on November 7, 2013 at 10:11 AM

So the Federal Government spent $4 million to sign up 4 people in Delaware, at a million dollars a head. Before Obamacare, private insurance companies registered people for a few thousand dollars a year, out of which they had to pay doctors and pharmacists, as well as administrative costs. So the Federal Government is selling Cadillac plans at taxpayer expense? I thought they were illegal under Obamacare!

But kudos to Delaware! Those four people are a much larger fraction of the state population than the one person signed up in North Carolina!

Steve Z on November 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Were they all people with a Slight Indian Accent??

Who happen to work at 7-11??

ToddPA on November 7, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Yeah, and Slo Joe bought them all lunch at Katie’s Diner (which closed its doors in 1983).

UltimateBob on November 7, 2013 at 1:33 PM

But kudos to Delaware! Those four people are a much larger fraction of the state population than the one person signed up in North Carolina!

Steve Z on November 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM

To be fair, a large number of people in Delaware work for major corporations such as DuPont, Bank of America, and other large credit card banks, so they have health benefits through their employers.

Yes, there are a lot of small businesses HERE, full of people who may not have emlpoyer-provided benefits. Those poor souls will be getting their cancellation notices soon, and will have to get their health insurance through private markets or 0bamacare exchanges.

Nonetheless….. four people? FORWARD, DELAWARE!!!!

UltimateBob on November 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Saving all our fellow citizens certainly isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Are these *four* families? that qualify for subsidies? It would be nice if we could at least get a couple of pictures of the kids and the dog.
lynncgb on November 7, 2013 at 9:55 AM

They tried, but the only pics had the dog tied to the top of the car.

Marcola on November 7, 2013 at 3:30 PM