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Short Answer: With the new Healthcare.gov number just released for enrollments through 12/24, we can now estimate that ~160,000 individuals enrolled on 12/23 (!!!) (through both the state and federal exchanges), nearly twice the rate of the preceding days. That's because ~210,000 enrolled on 12/23 and 12/24 via Healthcare.gov, bringing up the total enrollment through the federal site to ~1.1 million and the nationwide enrollment to ~2 million. In the four days (12/19-12/22) leading to the big enrollment deadline (i.e., the deadline to sign-up for health insurance in time for coverage on January 1st), the enrollment rate was ~85,000/day. To put that in perspective, in October a paltry 4,200/day were enrolling. November fared only a little bit better at ~10,000/day.

If you want a more detailed explanation for why these numbers matter and how I calculated them, read below the fold.

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I'm not someone who often writes diaries on Daily Kos, and this diary itself was hard to write. This diary is one that gets a little too personal for my liking to post on a public forum, but I think that it is something that must be said.

This is a rather long diary with basically a "conversation" I had on facebook. It's a bit unorthodox for a diary here on kos, but I think there are some important lessons to be learned from the "debate."

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Have your experiences been similar to mine?

64%24 votes
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Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 07:53 PM PDT

Obama up 13 in SUSA IA Poll

by sulthernao

SUSA (10/10/08, 9/17-18 in parenthesis):
Obama: 54 (54)
McCain: 41 (43)

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John McCain's rallies in Iowa...

55%83 votes
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Perhaps this will shut up the concern trolls spouting "Obama sux" based on a single post-convention bounce poll that is almost definitely an outlier.

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Please stop the OMG Obama sux comments+diaries

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New Rasmussen poll released has McCain up just 2.

Poll: Rasmussen
McCain (R): 45 (48)
Obama (D): 43 (45)

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Will Obama win North Carolina

85%183 votes
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