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Or maybe millions more. Due to imprecise but independent confirmations, brainwrap has added his estimate of off-exchange enrollments to the graph, giving a grand total of 26 million up to today in all of the different ACA programs together. There is still another unconfirmed category with perhaps 8.2 million signups through employers, which would, if confirmed, make the grand total 34 million.

We are up to 7.78 million on the exchanges today, with a few more updates on extensions to come.

I don't know about the updates I have been doing to these Diaries. For several days, real life (including taxes) has been getting in the way. I'll think about it and let you know. Or you can let me know what you think, in the poll.

Estimated Exchange QHPs as of April 15, 2014: 7.78M
Poll: Is the term "Woodworkers" pejorative?

Should we call them Welcome Mat Enrollees, or perhaps something else?

Or is the term Woodworkers insufficiently pejorative for Republican use? How about Johnny-Come-Lately Moochers, too lazy or stupid or irresponsible even to mooch effectively? Would that be nasty enough? Is there such a thing as nasty enough for Republicans? Or snarky enough for Kossacks?

Iowa & Nebraska: More hard off-exchange numbers confirmed

Iowa: Off-Exchange QHPs: up 916 since 2/24
Iowa: Off-Exchange ESIs: up 2,462 since 2/24
Nebraska: Off-Exchange QHPs: up 1,450 since 2/24
Nebraska: Off-Exchange ESIs: up 3,017 since 2/24
QHP = Qualified Health Plan

ESI = Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Rhode Island: ACA Medicaid expansion / woodworker breakdown confirmed

66% to 34%
Michigan: ACA Medicaid expansion up to 109K in first 2 weeks

New York: 949K total exchange enrollments w/1 day to go

Total Off-Exchange QHP Enrollments bumped to 7.8M

I think it's time for me to go ahead and officially add the additional 5.7M off-exchange enrollments onto The Graph.
So the total on the graph is now 26 million.

New Mexico: ACA-enabled Medicaid up to 107K

An additional 10,000 [exchange] applications had been submitted by the deadline but remained unprocessed, the statement said.
That seems to mean that they are out in the cold until November. If they started applications, but failed to follow through, that seems to be that. Of course, some of them might have found a better deal or gotten jobs with coverage or moved or something, and abandoned their applications without saying anything to the exchanges.

Spotty updates today: Power Outage

Sent from brainwrap's iPhone. This turns out not to be the case. He got the backup generator running.

Predatory Pricing Denied: HHS may require some companies to RAISE premiums (with good reason)?

The actual rules are murky, but the idea is to prevent companies from lowballing premiums to gain market share and drive out competitors, and then using the ACA's Risk Corridor reinsurance mechanism to recoup any losses. There are reports that HHS can prevent this, but insufficient details to understand and verify that claim. More when we know more.

Look Forward to a Healthier America (by Olav Grinde)

With a shoutout to brainwrap.

Originally posted to Mokurai on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 04:40 PM PDT.

Also republished by Obamacare Saves Lives.


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  •  You've been great with these updates. (5+ / 0-)
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    greenbird, thomask, USA Driver, Sapere aude, fb

    As far as I can tell -- the administration far exceeded it goals. I mean FAR. Really far.

    My interest is in shifting the reality in the deprived USian consciousness that health care is considered a human right -- throughout the world -- and what that really means.

    It is an idea that has the power to take hold in the US. And when that happens, there is no turning back.

    The PPACA us a journey that may bring us there,

  •  always look on the bright side of life. (0+ / 0-)

    isn't that how it goes ?

    earworm for ya.
    courtesy of Hank Aaron. ♥

    i'm amazed that sitting can be so uncomfortable.
    i have a great chair, pretty good work table ...

    well, keep it up, Team Gaba. i'm hooked, pain or no pain.

    TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes? -- Addington's Perpwalk.

    by greenbird on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 05:16:22 PM PDT

  •  I think that (2+ / 0-)
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    rsmpdx, MRA NY

    the graph should also show the people who are in the hole between expansion and subsidies.  To show how many are harmed by the GOP obstruction.

    Be the change that you want to see in the world

    by New Minas on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 05:45:43 PM PDT

    •  I would have to put those as NEGATIVES (1+ / 0-)
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      MRA NY

      ...BELOW the X-axis...interesting idea, though...

      •  couldn't it be a positive - 'this is how many more (0+ / 0-)

        would be expected if all states had expanded Medicaid'?

        "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

        by MRA NY on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 08:21:19 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  The next message (2+ / 0-)
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        Brainwrap, ybruti

        coming down after "wow! it worked!"


        "even though you guys (GOP) did THIS!"

        the gross injustice and deaths associated with refusal to expand medicare should put them all on the street, in a just world.

        Democrats Need to Start Blaming the GOP for the Death of Charlene Dill

        On Wednesday, the Orlando Weekly published the explosive and infuriating story of Charlene Dill, a struggling, 32-year-old mother of three who collapsed and died on a stranger's floor late last month. According to Weekly reporter Billy Manes, Dill suffered from a treatable heart condition. She also fell into what policy experts call the Medicaid coverage gap—a hole the Supreme Court punctured in the health safety net when seven of its justices rendered the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion entirely voluntary.

        Study: Thousands Of People Will Die In States That Don't Expand Medicaid

        As many as 17,000 Americans will die directly as a result of states deciding not to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, according to a new study.

        Researchers from Harvard University and City University of New York have estimated that between 7,115 and 17,104 deaths will be "attributable to the lack of Medicaid expansion in opt-out states" in a study published in Health Affairs.

        They even have a specific breakdown in the study about the attributions of deaths due to depression, Diabetes, Cancer with high and low estimates BY STATES WITHOUT EXPANSION


        Be the change that you want to see in the world

        by New Minas on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 08:36:22 PM PDT

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      •  btw (1+ / 0-)
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        big points for turning down faux news. . .

        'ATTA BOY!!!!

        Be the change that you want to see in the world

        by New Minas on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 11:05:20 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  My understanding (0+ / 0-)

    Of the change in the Census measure of being insured will result in larger numbers of uninsured than the old measure (measuring "Have you been uninsured at any point in the previous year?" versus "Are you currently uninsured?").

    If that's the case, then if the new value is smaller than the old value, we can say for certain that Obamacare has been effective.

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