Healthcare Enrollment Surges in Some States After Rocky Start

The Affordable Care Act has decidedly had a rough start, however the L.A. Times reports today, “enrollment is surging in many states as tens of thousands of consumers sign up for insurance plans made available by President Obama’s health law.”

A number of states that use their own systems, including California, are on track to hit enrollment targets for 2014 because of a sharp increase in November, according to state officials.

“What we are seeing is incredible momentum,” said Peter Lee, director of Covered California, the nation’s largest state insurance marketplace, which accounted for a third of all enrollments nationally in October. California — which enrolled about 31,000 people in health plans last month — nearly doubled that in the first two weeks of this month.

Personally, I think anyone who thought such a cumbersome piece of legislation would rollout smoothly was delusional. If you compare the ACA rollout with a start-up big business, you would see that business start-ups often suffer setbacks when they first break out of the gate.

Let’s be realistic too about the notion of signee’s flooding the website to signup when it went live. Fact is, most people don’t want to be the first.

Just my 2 cents… President Obama is catching a lot of flack for the rollout of the ACA, and it is mostly fired from the right wing who would do anything to destroy the plan. Everything takes time, people need to simmer down and let the ACA fall into place. It will…

Everyone is talking about it

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About Pamela Leavey

Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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