New evidence suggests health-exchange enrollment is rapidly declining

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
09/02/2014
It’s been months since the end of ObamaCare’s first open-enrollment period and another is just around the corner in November. But as Illinois officials gear up for the second enrollment period, which begins in November, there is early evidence pointing toward more trouble ahead for the health-care overhaul. The state’s original goal was to enroll...

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Half of Illinois ObamaCare ‘enrollees’ haven’t paid their premium

By Hilary Gowins
05/01/2014
You’re not signed up unless you pay. And in Illinois, half of ObamaCare “enrollees” haven’t paid for their premium. That puts the Land of Lincoln well below the national average. Nationwide, just 67 percent of those the Obama administration counted as “enrolled” in the Affordable Care Act had paid their premiums as of April 15,...

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Clock is running out on ObamaCare enrollments: Illinois update

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
03/11/2014
Only one month remains in the ObamaCare open enrollment period for this year. Even though the Obama administration is pulling out all the stops, Illinois is less than half-way to its goal of nearly 237,000 enrollees for 2014. March 31 is the deadline to obtain qualified health-insurance coverage or face a penalty under ObamaCare. Despite...

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Three things the Illinois media aren’t telling you about ObamaCare enrollments

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
02/19/2014
Media outlets across Illinois have been reporting that the Obama administration is hitting its enrollment targets for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare. But to see the reality of ObamaCare enrollments, one needs to dig deeper than the Obama administration’s press release. Illinois has only met 40 percent of its enrollment target so...

TAGS: ACA: Affordable Care Act, enrollment, Get Covered Illinois

ObamaCare enrollment approaches 89,000 in Illinois

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
02/12/2014
The president’s public relations machine is at it again. With six weeks remaining until the March 31 deadline to obtain qualified health insurance coverage or face a penalty, the Obama administration is trumpeting the success of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. Enrollments have...

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ObamaCare enrollment in Illinois update

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
02/05/2014
The Obama administration’s public relations machine has been trumpeting the success of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. Enrollment has been anemic, the website is plagued with problems, and it is possible that there are now more people without insurance as a direct result...

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New Year’s resolution for ObamaCare: #ComeClean on enrollment numbers

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
01/06/2014
The Obama administration’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that 2.1 million have enrolled in a private insurance plan in the ObamaCare exchanges and at least another 3.9 million are eligible for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. While the announcement was thin on details, it is safe to assume that these...

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7,000 Illinoisans enrolled in ObamaCare plans in the first 2 months

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
12/11/2013
Almost 365,000 Americans have “enrolled” in the ObamaCare exchanges, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That number is far below the Obama administration’s impending goal of enrolling 3 million people by the end of December and 7 million by the end of March. But the true number of people who have...

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Taxpayers have spent $90K per potential Illinois ObamaCare enrollee

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
11/20/2013
The federal government has spent almost $155 million on Illinois’ state ObamaCare websites, according to government figures compiled by the Washington, D.C.-based Americans for Tax Reform. Just 1,370 Illinoisans added a plan to their shopping cart – a total that falls woefully short of the 17,000 enrollments federal officials had hoped for in the month...

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