Skip to comments.OBAMACARE REAL ENROLLMENT: JUST 1.7% OF UNINSURED COVERED
Posted on 03/31/2014 5:32:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Obamacare, the plan purportedly created to provide health coverage for the uninsured, has enrolled just 1.7% of America's 48.6 million uninsured.
News of the disastrous numbers comes as nervous Democrats and President Barack Obama, ahead of the November midterm elections, did their best on Monday's enrollment deadline to put a positive spin on the deeply unpopular Obamacare program. The latest Associated Press poll finds that Obamacare has now hit an all-time low approval rating of just 26 percent.
The White House now claims an Obamacare enrollment figure of six million people. However, according to The New York Times, at least 20% of those never paid their premiums to activate coverage, leaving them uninsured. That drops the number down to 4.8 million.
Next, as Washington Post columnist Ed Rogers notes, "the official HHS numbers still include duplicate enrollments." No one knows how many duplicate enrollments are in the stack; the White House refuses to say.
However, given the disastrous Obamacare website failures, it is reasonable to imagine that the pile is riddled with numerous "false start" applications.
That leaves the most important question: How many people are gaining insurance who were previously uninsured? After all, that was the stated reason for Obamacare in the first place. McKinsey & Co. says that only 27% of those who have picked a plan through Obamacare were previously uninsured.
Moreover, McKinsey says these individuals have an unusually high rate of failing to pay their first month's premium. "Only 53 percent of them had paid their first premium, compared with 86 percent of the previously insured," reports CNBC.
Even conceding the White House its alleged six million enrollment figure (which, again, includes duplicates and incomplete applications), that would mean that just 810,000 of paying Obamacare customers were previously uninsured, a figure that represents 1.7% of America's...
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DeathCARE from Obama and Pelosi.
Alex, What was written in prison, passed without reading,
and is still murdering Americans while stealing
That was the number before my employer dropped our coverage Jan. 1, and my brother's employer just dropped his. I am a sure there are millions of others like us who had their health insurance torpedoed by the Obasturd.
I’m pretty sure that an honest assessment would show that fewer Americans have health insurance today than did when Obama got elected.
That makes “the covered” very perilously close to being....The One Percent..doesnt it.
Eventual crash and burn.
Im pretty sure that an honest assessment would show that fewer Americans have jobs today than did when Obama got elected.
I never have to worry about a premium, applying for benefits or being covered on Medicaid - all one has to do is show their card, make a copayment and that’s it.
This is America’s version of Canada’s Medicare. And you never see a bill.
With Obamacare, the Democrats took the worst of private health insurance and single payer and created a system that’s inefficient, inadequate, costs a ton and simply sucks.
No wonder’s its unpopular. That’s why they will pay for it.
The meme of the Obama years...utter failure, inept execution, ignorance on parade...yet continued cult worship from the left and uneducated.
This is an obscenity.
Which comes nowhere close to fulfilling its proclaimed goal at an acceptable cost.
We can have private insurance or state run health care. Mixing them up like a salad doesn’t work.
At the end of the day, just another socialist power grab. More free stuff for the low-information voter.
That’s an amazing number - 1.7% ... unbelievable. And someone else said that there are more uninsured people now than when Obama came into office.
I’m fortunate right now to just pick up Medicare ... and then ... tomorrow also pick up my Medigap plan. That will mean that I don’t pay any deductibles, no copays, no “anything” at all for all my medical stuff, including even a year in the hospital (if that were the case) — nothing besides my monthly premium.
Even accepting that number, how many had insurance, got cancelled, and had to go to Obamacare? Liars, all...
“Im pretty sure that an honest assessment would show that fewer Americans have health insurance today than did when Obama got elected”
absolutely. but we’ll never hear about it.
Mission accomplished by team Obama.
Raise taxes, wreck the economy, screw the middle class, screw the “rich” doctors, weaken the military, piss off America’s allies, embolden our enemies and on and on.
Part of the plan of the CPUSA president and his party.
One of the major goals of Obama has been accomplished - that of getting millions more on the Fed health care roles (i.e. millions more Democrat voters). This has been done through the Medicaid expansions (in states that approved it) and through generous premium subsidies. Now that they’re established, these bennies will never be rescinded.
To heck with the rest of the debacle. The steady march toward socialism has advanced mightily.
Typical liberal government in action. Has all of the hallmarks:
Growth of Bureaucracy.
Tens of billions wasted.
Loss Of Liberty.
End Result: Failure....
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