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View Diary: ACA: I MADE IT!! (plus, enrollment chart now added to ACASignups.net) (55 comments)

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  •  how long was the (0+ / 0-)

    Massachusetts sign-up period?

    •  i just found something that (2+ / 0-)
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      Brainwrap, CoyoteMarti

      said 12 months before the penalty. In the ACA, it is only 6 month till the penalty, and three months until a lapse in coverage.

      So i don't think that looking 12 months back is a good comparison.

      you said "by the 4th month it was up to 15,500." and according to the link below 36,167 were signed up by month eleven.

      http://www.newrepublic.com/...

      So 42% of the people were signed up when there were still more than 7 months before any penalties. By comparison, 2% of the people have signed up for the ACA 5 months before any penalties (2 months before a lapse in coverage)

      •  Again, fair point (and thanks for finding that... (1+ / 0-)
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        WisVoter

        ...article/chart; I've been looking for it.

        So, in their case, it was:

        1 Month In: 123 (0.3%)
        2 Months In: 2,289 (6.3%)
        4 months in: 15,500 (42.8%)
        11 months in: 36,167

        •  yes (0+ / 0-)

          but i think the better way to compare would be 'months before deadline' rather than 'months in'

          Of course with the ACA there are 2 diferent deadlines. December to have coverage in January and March to avoid the penalties.

          this article has 80% enrollment a month before the penalty kicked in

          http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

          Even your doubling scenario has only 50% enrollment a month before the penalty.

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