California's state health insurance exchange announced Thursday a huge surge in enrollment over the past three days, as more than 50,000 people signed up for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Covered California, the state's official online marketplace, said in a press release that 53,510 people had selected an insurance plan from Monday through Wednesday. That's 60% more than the number of people who signed up in the entire month of October (30,830).
Here's a look at enrollments over the past three days:
“We’re pleased with the consumer response to getting affordable health insurance coverage, and our staff is working at top speed to answer questions and process all the applications, so Californians can enjoy benefits beginning Jan. 1, 2014,” Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said in a statement.
You kids and your inability to do math. The public school system really failed you. Multiply that 0.1% by 121 since that is how many 3 day periods are in a year and what does that number become and how does that compare to the number of people who are currently uninsured?
Yep, the State of CA is going to be heading faster into BK with most of those people taking the "free" Medicaid option. With the Feds set to back out of the teaser money in 2016 you will be hearing about states , including CA, trying to figure out how to pay for it....just like the lite rail trains to nowhere.
At that rate....since being a jerk is the only thing you know....CA will sign up over 6 million people in the next year. I am not sure exactly how many people in CA do not have insurance but 6 million should just about be enough and it only took a year to solve that massive problem. Way to go CA.
It would be over a million if the Mexicans could figure out a way to make fake Id's at a faster pace.
I would imagine the vast majority are going on medicade, putting the State and the US on the fast track to BK.