Thursday, November 14, 2013

387 Down – 357,613 To Go

According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 387 Louisiana residents signed up for health care plans during October through the ObamaCare Marketplace.

7,700 Louisiana residents submitted applications but didn’t choose an insurance plan yet.

It is estimated that 265,000 Louisiana residents are without health insurance and another 93,000 have already had their current insurance policies cancelled due to ObamaCare.

Nationwide, in October, 106,000 people chose a health care plan. About 3/4 of the 106,000 have signed up through state exchanges with only 26,800 actually coming through the federal web site.

Louisiana does not have a state exchange so all 387 signups came through

President Obama had estimated that 500,000 would purchase health insurance through the web site during the first month and 7 Million by the end of March 2014.