Skip to comments.BREAKING: HHS Releases New Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
Posted on 03/11/2014 5:58:52 PM PDT by Kaslin
The cumulative numbers are in: since Healthcare.gov launched on October 1, 2013, 4.2 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That being said, the White House was more than willing to help share the "happy" news:
Share the news: Through February, more than 4.2 million Americans have signed up for private health plans. #ACA pic.twitter.com/pZUxI9Soyo The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 11, 2014
Will the White House meet or exceed their self-imposed sign-up goal? We dont know:
CMS spox won't say whether they expect to meet downwardly revised goal of 6 million enrollments. Philip Klein (@philipaklein) March 11, 2014
What we do know, however, is that the March 31 open enrollment deadline cannot legally be extended. Of course, constitutional constraints have never stopped the president from making on-the-fly changes to his health care law in the past. So we'll just wait and see what happens if/when the administration comes up short:
HHS official just said "we don't have statutory authority" to extend the open enrollment period. John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) March 11, 2014
Look for Guys analysis later this evening. In short, these figures are hardly encouraging, and show that enrollment sign-up trends are indeed flat-lining, despite the White Houses carefully crafted and predictable spin. Stay tuned.
4.2 million Americans have signed up for private health plans.
What’s private about it?
I heard they are counting everyone that visited the site and put in their name, or someone else... Like Mickey mouse.
If the people who have lost coverage are counted, it means that over 2 million less have coverage now than when this crap started.
Even those that don't pay aren't buying.
I've been thinking about what the IRS could do to you if you don't pay your Obamacare penalty. Maybe they could make you subject to back-up withholding on interest, dividends, IRA benefits, etc., to harass you.
Aye, that is the question. Another pertinent question: What percentage of those people were previously un-insured?
Mooch has to fire up the stove so they can cook these numbers...
The parts of yours that the Democrat led fed will now frequently examine.
Not much of an accomplishment considering Obamacare cancelled 6.5 million individual policies. Screw all of these enemies of the people.
How many of these are paying full-freight and not getting “subsidies”?
“Not much of an accomplishment considering Obamacare cancelled 6.5 million individual policies. Screw all of these enemies of the people.”
You have noted an Inconvenient Truth that could make Obama/Democrats look bad. That means you are a liar (Harry Reid), a racist, and likely a homophobe, as well.
Please report to your nearest Comedy Central outlet for reeducation.
75 million people today went to Amazon.com. I think only 10 million bought something. What number matters?
Thanks for referencing that article Kaslin. But I don’t trust any federal government numbers.
The coverage that you purchase (non-Medicaid) is with an insurance company. It may be an insurance company that is donating large amounts to Democrats, but meets the definition.
How about a FReeper poll...How many FReepers have signed up?
I do not count, as Obumbocare does not apply to me.
If someone were to apply/enroll, then (for whatever reason) want more time to think about it, could that person dis-apply/enroll?
Weren’t they bandying around the number as 54 million uninsured as a reason to embark on this pogram?
How many are paying customers, and how many are young and healthy without pre-existing conditions?
“BREAKING” means it’s slowing down, right?
Only idiots would even click on the site to sign up. I don’t think any of us is that stupid
I haven’t signed up yet. But I was planning to just as soon as I’ve finished my cup of hot cocoa and changed out of my pajamas. Could take me a while.
There is a subset of folks who are paying substantially less than $100/mo for coverage due to massive tax and debt funded subsidies. They are actually behaving rationally.
How many are serving 5-10 years in prison?
So, around 1% of the country.
About 1 million, or 56 percent, of the remaining 1.8 million.
I thought this was for 30 million uninsured. 4 is nothing.
As I understand it, no.
Once enrolled, the system's software does not allow any way to unenroll.
Indeed, if you have opted for an automatic draw on your bank account, it will continue to draw on your account ad infinitum. Or, at least, until somebody in Washington figures out how to make it stop.
And, of course, you've got to know the guy in Washington who figures this out...
It's easier to quit the mob.
Obama’s appearance on Funny or Die needs help that Obamacare can’t give!!
How many are now without insurance? The regime doesn’t give a crap. It only hopes to show at least a marginal increase in coverage regardless of the responsible individuals no longer insured.
The entire process has been a lie, and the Democrats shoved it down the throats of the American people knowing it was and still is a lie.
The Federalist website had a great piece this week - "Was Obamacare Worth It?" - or something like that. Essentially, it used the actual enrollment numbers to muse if all this sturm undt drang was worth it in order to make unaffordable health insurance coverage available to the relative few who were shut out before the ADA, and poses that if the current numbers bear out, it most certainly is not helping those it was intended to help. So no.
Do you have the link? I wasn’t able to find that title.