Obamacare | The Government's Takeover of Health Care
Obamacare Exchanges Only Have Four Million Newly Insured
Created on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:03
Written by Justin Credible
Back in April, the Obama regime pushed their propaganda strong, stating that over seven million people had signed up for Obamacare, beating the six million goal they set for themselves. The only problem was that it was a complete lie - not everyone was "newly insured." In actuality, the number of Obamacare registrants is significantly lower - four million to be precise. And the Obama regime had hoped for 26 million newly insured individuals, making the actual figure simply pathetic.
Sharyl Attkisson at The Daily Signal digs through these numbers and details what's really going on with Obamacare. Most of the facts are ignored by the elite media because they're too busy carrying Obama's water.
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.
“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.
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.
Last week, Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, released a fact sheet using data from 13 insurance companies that said actual health exchange enrollments exceeded insurance company projections by 4 percent.
“This result was achieved despite significant challenges with federal and state websites,” said Cummings.
It's a long read, but well worth it. The facts about Obamacare never make it into the news, leaving Americans with incorrect information about the flawed law.
Justin Credible is a contributing editor for Habledash.