Monday, January 13, 2014

The Truth Behind Obamacare's Supposed 6 Million Sign Ups

CNN spills the beans:

The Obama administration is trumpeting that 6 million people have health coverage thanks to Obamacare.

"Now more than 6 million Americans have been enrolled in Marketplace or Medicaid coverage and are getting peace of mind, knowing that they can get the care they need without losing everything they've worked and saved for," wrote Phil Schiliro, who returned to the White House last month to oversee health care policy initiatives, in a blog post on New Year's Day.

But the numbers are somewhat misleading. Here are the figures:

-- 2.1 million Americans signed up for private health insurance through the federal and state exchanges through the end of December.

-- 3.9 million people learned they're eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in October and November.

The squishiness lies in the Medicaid number. The 3.9 million figure includes people who were already on Medicaid and are just renewing, as Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services noted in a blog post late last month. So not all of these folks have coverage due to Obamacare.

Still, other administration officials have touted the 6 million enrollment number and have not mentioned that some of these people were already in Medicaid. When Gene Sperling, the director of the National Economic Council, went on "Meet the Press" recently, he simply cited the 6 million figure without further explanation.


  1. I am interested to know how many non native-born are among these millions ?

  2. If anyone is expecting candor from the White House mafia, you've been in a mental fog the last 5 years.

  3. And according to WSJ, half are 45 and older:

    WSJ Link

    Adverse selection. Who could have possibly seen that coming?

  4. Is it possible that The Affordable Health Care Act was never designed to be affordable? Is it possible that it was purposely designed by the Ruling Class to profit from the penalties they knew would be generated by employers who could not afford health care for their employees?
    There is evidence that the Ruling Class own both the IRS and the Federal Reserve. There is also evidence they rob other accounts that are designed for institutions such as The pentagon, Social Security and other retirement investments and that most corporate insurance companies are owned by the Ruling Class, therefore, they win whether or not people sign up for Obama care. Their insurance corporations take in billions, but only pay out millions. Is Obama Care just another revenue stream for them?
    The 3rd Reich was a trial run, the 4th has now begun;