We Trashed The Health System For A Supposed 5 Million Enrollments?

HHS is thrilled with themselves

As this historic open enrollment period enters its final weeks, millions of Americans are finding quality, affordable coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act.  Fernando Valdez and Denise Schroeder were part of a weekend wave of consumers signing up for new coverage and bringing enrollment nationwide to more than 5 million through the Federal and State-based Marketplaces since October 1st.

Have they paid their premiums? If they haven’t they aren’t enrollments.

(Washington Post) About 800,000 people selected health plans on the state and federal insurance marketplaces in the beginning of March, officials said in a blog post — almost as many as signed up during the entire month of February. The figure brings the administration closer to Congressional Budget Office projections that 6 million people would enroll by the end of March.

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President Obama said it in August 2009: “I don’t have to explain to you that nearly 46 million Americans don’t have health insurance coverage today. In the wealthiest nation on Earth, 46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage.”

He said it dozens more times, including in June 2013: “We are not a nation that accepts nearly 46 million uninsured men, women and children.”

He continues on with the 46 million theme for a bit, mentioning the creation of Obamacare to solve the “problem”, moving towards

But last week came word that with just 15 days left for people to enroll for federal coverage, just 4.2 million had. The math is simple: That’s just 9 percent of the supposedly 46 million uninsured.

Still, the obvious question is: We changed the $2.7 trillion health care system to sign up 4.2 million people?

OK, so it is now supposedly 5 million who put a plan in the shopping cart. Still, we changed the health care system for this? Most of the signups are people who had previously had health insurance, and lost their plans thanks to Obamcare.

Furthermore, according to Bloomberg, the federal website cost over a billion dollars, easily 2 1/2 times the original projected cost. Then there were and still are the costs for the state exchange websites, most of which received lots of federal money, and many, such as Oregon, which do not even work. Oregon has yet to sign up a single person through their website. Many of the states rely heavily on paper and pen to enroll …. or should that be re-enroll?… citizens.

And then the White House gives us this kind of insanity (via Twitchy)

That’s under the banner of “Just one accident could mean huge medical bills that you can’t afford. HEALTHCARE.GOV”. Well, yeah, because due to the high cost of Obamcare deductibles, people won’t be able to afford them.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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6 Responses to “We Trashed The Health System For A Supposed 5 Million Enrollments?”

  1. david7134 says:

    They kicked about 6 million off their insurance, I am one and had good coverage. Now I have crap with BC. So that means that they have about broken even. Then they have not given the number who have paid for insurance and the really kicker will be in one year when everyone loses their insurance and then we get to see if the scum bags that don’t carry coverage will have continued to make payments. The law is most definitely limiting your ability to get medical care no matter what your coverage.

  2. By Team Obama’s own estimates, perhaps 90 million will lose their coverage, mostly from employer based. That’s why they’re trying to push this down the road to 2016.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Teach,

    The objectives of the ACA are to reduce the overall spend on healthcare and to enable a mechanism for the uninsured to access medical care.

    The US health system is not “trashed”. We pay almost double per person for healthcare compared to what citizens of other modern nations pay, yet our system was/is not as good as that of Austria, France, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Japan, Israel, Switzerland, Norway… etc.

    The previous system in the US evolved to subsidize healthcare for the well-to-do. Why do you think those of us with well-paying jobs had gold-plated health insurance for next to nothing? Our companies received tax breaks! But it’s always been tough on the poor.

  4. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    Every thing that you typed was wrong. Yes, we pay more for health insurance and hospitalization. That is because the government got into Medicaid and Medicare and they don’t pay. Therefore, to keep the system going, the price went up. That is a form of tax. The poor have always been taken care of. This I know as I do that. In other countries, you are admitted to a ward of 6 to 12 people. Here you get a private bed. In other countries, you wait years for essential services, here you used to get what was needed the next day. Why don’t you comment on something that you know about, wait, that is nothing.

  5. gitarcarver says:

    The objectives of the ACA are to reduce the overall spend on healthcare and to enable a mechanism for the uninsured to access medical care.

    And the CBO has projected that we will be paying more for healthcare and the same number of people will be insured.

    Really Jeffery, are you trying to defend a program that hasn’t met goals, costs more, and has no impact on the end product?

    yet our system was/is not as good as that of Austria, France, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Japan, Israel, Switzerland, Norway… etc.

    Here we are again back at the WHO report. We already showed Jeffery that the report was biased, relied on bad data, and showed the US was number one when considering outcome based results, but he again brings up the same lie.

    Why?

    Because when the truth is against you, all you can do is lie.

    Oh, and by the way Jeffery, Al Gore and you are still hypocrites in the AGW debate and your unwillingness of you, Gore and people of your ilk to change your lifestyle shows that your talk about AGW is bluster and that you don’t actually believe what you type.

    Actions speak louder than words Jeffery.

  6. gitarcarver says:

    Jeffery,

    The objectives of the ACA are to reduce the overall spend on healthcare and to enable a mechanism for the uninsured to access medical care.

    Obama disagrees with you.

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