OBAMACARE DISASTER – 4 MILLION OF ‘PROMISED’ 26 MILLION INSURED!

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In April, President Obama told the nation that “marketplace” or “exchange” enrollment, at 8 million customers as of March 31, had exceeded expectations and costs were lower than expected. That was a flat out LIE!

Many in the news media accepted the selectively released statistics, despite the Obama administration’s record of sometimes providing inaccurate or incomplete information on HealthCare.gov. Even today, the government continues to withhold relevant public information on costs and enrollment requested by Congress and the press under the Freedom of Information Act.

Why did the media accept inaccurate or incomplete information on Obamacare enrollment?

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In fact, the measure of the Affordable Care Act’s success rests neither with individual anecdotes nor in the Obama administration’s self-assessments. It’s a long-term process that many analysts say will take years to unfold.

One thing that’s not in question: The insurance industry already has been largely transformed.

Photo: Xizi Cecilia Hua

Many who were considered uninsurable now have affordable policies. But the Affordable Care Act has shifted the cost burden for those who already had insurance. More policies now have bigger deductibles and cost more.

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“In general, healthy people are paying more and unhealthy people are paying less,” says a source who supports and helped implement Obamacare but is disappointed with the results to date, “with those above-average [income] tending to pay more and those below-average [income] tending to pay less.”

“Is the new law effective in reducing the number of uninsured? Yes, but so far not very,” he says.

Key questions include:

  • How many actually have enrolled?
  • How many of those were previously uninsured?
  • How has Obamacare affected the overall pool of uninsured?
  • What percentage of eligible people have signed up?
  • What’s the cost?

Enrollment: Less Than Advertised

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The administration hasn’t released any enrollment figures in the last 2 ½ months, and a spokesman from the government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which helps oversee Obamacare, said the agency is not likely to issue any updates soon.

President Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act with Vice President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/Getty/Newscom)

As of March 31, according to the Obama administration, 8 million people signed up for private insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace, exceeding its target of 7 million.

‘Healthy people are paying more and unhealthy people are paying less.’

“The Affordable Care Act is working,” said an April 17 White House fact sheet. “It is giving millions of middle class Americans the health care security they deserve, it is slowing the growth of health care costs and it has brought transparency and competition to the Health Insurance Marketplace.”

But the 8 million figure is overstated because it counted people who weren’t actually covered because they hadn’t paid their premiums, which Blue Cross, analysts and the government agree is in the 15 percent to 20 percent range.

Therefore, the actual number of Obamacare enrollees as of March 31 was likely between 6.4 million and 6.8 million, below both the administration’s figure of 8 million and its stated target of 7 million.

Obamacare enrollment wasn’t 8 million because up to 20 percent didn’t pay their premiums.

Nobody from the White House responded to repeated requests for comment. A spokesman for CMS said there were no plans to release figures on paid enrollment, even though health policy analyst Robert Laszewski says the administration could provide the number in days or even hours if it wanted to.

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Has one thing that Hussein promised actually come true or been a success? The answer is NO and we are done with this useless, lazy community organizing moron-ENOUGH ALREADY! Please GOD make him go away…

DEAN JAMES @ AMERICAS FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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