Obamacare Enrollees Drop By Nearly 50%
by Ulsterman on February 13, 2014
Even using the Obama administration numbers released to the media (which the White House refuses to verify), the number of people who enrolled in January 2014, vs. December 2013 dropped by nearly 50%. And that is AFTER Barack Obama told a pre-Super Bowl audience during an interview with Bill O’Reilly that the website was “running great”. That in turn means that the low enrollment figures have much less to do with a website, and far more to do with a healthcare bill that is too expensive, reduces choice, and is increasingly unpopular among the American people.
(via Weekly Standard)
Obamacare Enrollment Rate Slows Markedly In January
On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that enrollment in the Obamacare private exchanges increased by 1,146,071 in January. In December, HHS reported1,788,000 enrollees in the month of December. That suggests a drop-off of approximately 500,000, or 29 percent. (See the chart on page 5 here for a graphical representation).
Yet this underestimates the true extent of enrollment dropoffs. The HHS reporting period for December was four weeks, beginning on 12/1 and ending on 12/28. The reporting period for January was five weeks, beginning on 12/29 and ending on 2/1. This suggests that in December, enrollments averaged 447,000 per week, compared to 229,000 in January, or a 49 percent drop-off in new enrollees. LINK