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Subject:  Re: 6 enrollees. Total for ACA. Date:  11/1/2013  5:16 PM
Author:  richieds Number:  1908423 of 2365391

"Your side said there were millions and millions of people without insurance and that others were literally dying in the streets. Now you're saying that it's no big deal?"

Do you even attempt to make sense with your arguments anymore?

First, there WERE problems that prevented registration on the first day, so the argument is moot. We don't know how many would have purchased insurance if the websites had worked perfectly.

However, even if that weren't the case, we are talking about DAY ONE. You do get that, don't you?
Yes, it's no big deal that millions did not sign up on DAY ONE.

You have never purchased individual insurance in your lifetime. The options are complicated and it takes quite a bit of time to make the comparisons and decide which plan is best.

It makes no sense to me that ANYONE would sign up for a plan on DAY ONE when they have a minimum of 3 months time to make a decision.

"She pointed to the experience of Massachusetts, which launched a statewide health insurance program. In the first month of open enrollment in 2007, only 123 people signed up for coverage, but by the second month that number was 2,289, and eventually more than 36,000 signed up in the first year."

They aren't buying a new pair of socks.
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