EPIC FAIL: Only 365,000 Are Paying Customers of Obamacare of the 1.3 Million Who Signed Up … I Hear the Train Wreck a Coming, Its Coming Down the Tracks


From the Washington Post … Exactly how is Obamacare supposed to pay for itself when you have so few payees or so many more freebees?

No matter how the Obama administration and HHS Sec. Sebelius want to push back or spin this, the numbers are terrible. During her testimony yesterday in front of Congress she cited positive trends. Positive trends? Um, anything is better than zero. Sebelius announced that she had ordered an internal review at HHS into how the launch was so badly botched and how the agency can better manage big IT projects and contractors in the future. Hmm, so she announced a review of herself? Why doesn’t she check her email and meeting notes?

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda … Sebelius says she would have done slower launch of HealthCare.gov

Just about 1.2 million people have gained health coverage through Obamacare, according to new federal data released Wednesday morning.

Approximately 365,000 of those people have purchased private insurance and 803,000 have been determined to be eligible for the public Medicaid program. These numbers count data from both October and November, and show an especially quick growth in HealthCare.gov enrollment. You can see it in this graph:

That’s the more positive frame. The more negative view is to look at these numbers in comparison to projections from before the health-care law’s launch. The White House had previously projected a half-million private insurance enrollments through the exchange in October and 1.2 million people through the end of November. Those numbers are just for private insurance, and exclude Medicaid. We’re now at the end of November, and still behind that target.

The evidence available so far suggests that enrollment will pick up even quicker this month in the lead-up to coverage starting Jan. 1. As many as 27,000 people signed up in a single day last week. Insurance shoppers don’t seem to be giving up — and we’ll see next month whether that means the administration can finally hit its projections.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “EPIC FAIL: Only 365,000 Are Paying Customers of Obamacare of the 1.3 Million Who Signed Up … I Hear the Train Wreck a Coming, Its Coming Down the Tracks”

    1. Rightknight on December 13th, 2013 12:05 am

      Take a long hard look at this babe … she is
      the one to be in charge of your life or death
      in the future when the time comes for bureaucratic
      decisions on whether or not you simply get the
      pain pill due to ObamaCare budget considerations.

    2. Lgdriggers on December 13th, 2013 9:01 am

      I took out private insurance with a monthly prem of $272 per month for the coverage I wanted with a clear understanding of how the plan was to be administered. Went on the gov site and premiums were at $600 per month with no clear understanding of the plan administration or how or when the tax subsidy kicks in. As an insurance agent. This is appalling. jan 1 everyone will expect coverage and will use it. Insurance companies will pend claims for payment due to lack of eligibility files or premium payments. The ones to suffer? The medical providers and those that do not qualify for subsides. Once again the middle class will bear the brunt of this fiasco.

    3. mc on December 13th, 2013 2:59 pm

      If Obama were a great leader he would have surrounded himself with the most competent, capable people. People who, in addition to their ability, feel the weight of responsiblity when they steer this nation during these uncertain times.

      These people would respect the fact they their salaries are paid by the people they represent, that they are in effect…public servants.

      Sadly, Obama is NOT a great leader.

    4. dennisintn on December 13th, 2013 4:50 pm

      if the roll-out time wasn’t picked by her, then who did make the decision. the only people capable of giving sebelius orders are in the white house. was it obama himself, or asst. president jarrett?

    5. lgdriggers on December 14th, 2013 2:22 pm

      One of the key points of Obama care was no pre-existing conditions. So why are there smoker and non-smoker rates? Where’s the tobacco lobby when ya need ‘em

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