The March 31 ObamaCare enrollment deadline is less than 2 weeks away, but enrollment numbers are still terribly low and new reports show the number of enrollees who have actually paid their insurance premiums is even lower! How will the administration twist the facts to manufacture a win from this dismal failure?
In fact, according to recent figures put out by the Obama administration, there have only been about 4.2 million total enrollments logged in healthcare exchanges across the country, and of these only 3.3 million enrollees have actually paid their premiums.
As of March 1, less than half of the sitting government’s projected 7 million Obamacare enrollments have actually materialized, and fewer still have followed through with actually paying for their Obama insurance. Based on data collected from the Obamacare marketplaces in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, less than 80 percent of Obamacare enrollees have thus far paid their insurance premiums, with no system in place to actually track these payments.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, fewer than 1 million Americans signed up for Obamacare during the month of February, despite aggressive marketing campaigns that aired via television, radio and social media. Even a recent publicity stunt on the internet mini-show Funny or Die, where Obama hounded the public to sign up for Obamacare, failed to push enrollment numbers toward the administration’s goal.
More than 80 percent of Obamacare enrollees previously had health insurance
Because of this, the administration has had to readjust its projected enrollment outcomes and even twist the numbers to make it look like more people are complying with the healthcare takeover than actually are. Obama and co. have also glossed over the fact that most of the people signing up for Obamacare are people who previously had insurance and were forced to adopt the new plan
“[O]nly 27 per cent [sic] of new enrollees — or 1.14 million of the total announced Tuesday — were uninsured before they signed up,” writes political editor David Martosko for the Daily Mail. “Millions of insured Americans received cancellation letters from their insurers in October, November and December, spurred by the companies’ recognition that their existing offerings didn’t satisfy the Affordable Care Act’s stringent minimum standards.”
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