Behind The Black Postings By Robert Zimmerman

Fail! After two months, Obamacare has only enrolled less than 400,000 people, even as it has caused millions to lose their health insurance policies.

To get even these numbers the Obama administration is defining “enroll” as someone who went through the process of picking a plan, but hasn’t yet signed on and actually enrolled in it.

Though these low numbers are partly because of the inability of the Obamacare webpage to function, the real reason is sticker shock. Obamacare has raised the cost of health insurance so much that people simply can’t afford it.

Update: It appears that only 5 to 20% of these so-called enrollees have actually purchased Obamacare insurance.

  1. Pzatchok says:

    I wonder what the normal pre Obama care rate of insurance expansion or enrollment was vs what we have now?

    Obviously we have a huge amount of people who have been given notice they are loosing their normal insurance. Discounting these, is the rate of normal insurance policies changing?

  2. wodun says:

    There will be a huge uptick when people’s old plans expire at the end of December. I am guessing most cases of “new” insurance will be people replacing their old plans and they will do it through their broker and not the Obamacare website. Obama will spin this as people getting insurance for the first time ever, being liberated from fraudulent policies, and his website working.

  3. Pzatchok says:

    And wait for the gnashing of teeth and the wailing when those fist premiums are announced to the masses.

  4. Pzatchok says:

    They keep saying that 70 to 75% of all enrollees have only signed up for medicare/medicaid.

    And with only at MOST 20% having paid for the insurance they claimed to want and applied for that would mean what? less than 15,000 have actually signed up and paid for insurance already.

    Thats less than the student body at many universities. And they need ALL those kids to sign up and start paying.

    They could have gotten that many by just offering subsidies for low income wage earners.

  5. Edward says:

    It seems to me that those who are already ill are the ones most desperate for insurance to offset the bills. That only 400,000 (or is it 20,000 to 80,000)have signed up suggests that there are not so many desperate people as we were led to believe.

    We may have screwed everyone in order to “save” a small number of people from our soon-to-be-late excellent medical system.

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