Skip to comments.Florida Obamacare Enrollment Total Plummets By A Quarter
Posted on 08/29/2014 7:29:02 PM PDT by markomalley
Floridas Obamacare enrollment is now over 220,000 lower than the Obama administrations most recent tally, according to a report from the state insurance department.
The Obama administration hasnt released updated Obamacare enrollment statistics since May, when the Department of Health and Human Services put the number of Florida sign-ups at 983,775 but the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation says that now, just 762,723 Floridians have health insurance through the exchange.
The state insurance department issued a report this week including updated exchange enrollment, based on rate filings from state health insurers. By June 2014, the number of Obamacare enrollees in Florida was almost a quarter lower than the Obama administrations sign-up numbers just one month before.
Insurance department spokesman Harvey Bennett told the South Florida Business Journal that the enrollment numbers are lower than the Obama administrations because some sign-ups never paid their first premiums and others may have dropped out afterwards. A portion of the federal tally could also have been duplicate enrollments, Bennett said.
The 220,000-plus drop in one state is one of the first updates on Obamacare statistics and could have serious national implications. The Obama administration trumpeted an Obamacare victory with 8 million sign-ups, but if other states are undergoing similar enrollment drops the real number of Americans who have bought coverage could be much lower.
The administration has unsurprisingly been hesitant to release any updated information about Obamacare exchange enrollment nationally. Republicans Senators John Barrasso and Lamar Alexander asked Obamacare chief Marilyn Tavenner this week to release updated information, including how many have dropped coverage after signing up.
“Enrollment death spiral” anyone?
Of course, many of those are people who lost insurance and got "newly insured" through employers or medicaid. But, even if all the numbers were an exhibit of people who are new to having insurance, the program would seem to be a failure based on the need they campaigned on.
Toward the end of the enrollment period HHS was—without permission—opening accounts for people of whom that had enough personal data in an attempt to encourage the person to complete and sign the enrollment. These numbers may have been added.
Why, they couldn’t get the news out fast enough and breathlessly about how wonderful sign ups were going.
They even came “pretty close” to hitting their goal!
Oh, how sad, too bad, buh bye....
Have the enemedia taken this issue up?
Obamacare has but ONE goal.
Elimination of private health insurance.
Definitely. If it was good news, they would be shoving it in everyone’s face. Wonder if Obama thinks he can hide this until after November?
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