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Biden: Obama-Care Sign-Ups Won’t Reach Goal

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Biden: Health care sign-ups may fall short of goal

By PATRICK CONDON | February 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that it would be a good start for the federal health care law if 5 million to 6 million people sign up by the end of March, an acknowledgement that enrollments might fall significantly short of the Obama administration’s unofficial target of 7 million.

This is quite an admission. Especially, since we know they are willing to pad their figures by every sort of trick in the book. (Such as counting people who have just put a plan in their shopping cart, but never paid for it.)

But this is more significant for two reasons. First, we were told that Obama-Care wouldn’t be fiscally viable unless they had 7 million sign-ups. So how are is it going to work with only 71% of the numbers they said they needed. But this also puts the lie to the whole reason for doing Obama-Care in the first place. After all, before Obama-Care was rammed through Congress we were told there were over 30 million uninsured people clamoring for health insurance. But, so far, only 10% of the people who have signed up were previously uninsured.

Which means that even using their optimistic figure of 5 million enrollees Obama-Care will probably end up only insuring 500,000 previously uninsured people. Instead of the 30 million we were promised. 

So we have turned our entire healthcare system upside down and spent untold billions — for a lousy 500,000 people.

Biden, who was attending a private fundraiser in Minneapolis, made a brief unannounced stop at a coffee shop and visited with a handful of women who have signed up for coverage…

Biden acknowledged the rocky rollout of the administration’s Affordable Care Act website and the difficulty people have had in signing up. Minnesota has been among the numerous states, along with the federal Healthcare.gov site, to experience rampant technical problems that hampered enrollment.

"We didn’t want this to start off as shaky as it did," he said. "But it’s complicated." …

Hilarious. If you like really dark humor.

Before the exchanges launched, the Obama administration projected monthly enrollment targets based on a congressional estimate that 7 million would sign up during the six-month open enrollment period. Signing up enough individuals — especially younger, healthier people — is critical for the insurance pool at the heart of the law to function properly, keeping premiums low for everyone…

Too bad they aren’t signing up younger healthier people, either. In fact, the ones that are signing up are getting a subsidy, which defeats the whole purpose.

Biden acknowledged that "we may not get to 7 million, but if we get to 5 or 6 million that’s a hell of a start." …

Well, it’s some kind of hell. That’s for sure.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 20th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Biden: Obama-Care Sign-Ups Won’t Reach Goal”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    The intentional undoing of the nation’s economy.

    Designed to create complete and utter collapse.

    The goal: A socialist nation.

    The evidence is all there. All one has to do is look.

  2. Helena says:

    Excellent post, Steve. 30m projected, less than 1/2m achieved. A triumph! Why even the conservative media has not broken down the numbers this way is baffling.

  3. canary says:

    AP’s The photo of the men at the table behind Biden is hilarious. They don’t look to happy.

    Maybe, hear the VP tell he suffered a severe brain injury was unsettling, though it explains a lot, such as he doesn’t drive.

    I’ll bet he did need a cup of coffee after leaving the the Bachelor Farmer restaurant? lol.

  4. Right of the People says:

    And the libtards had the gall to laugh at Dan Quayle? Nextto Bite Me he was the head of Mensa.

    I wonder if Bite Me was in charge of this. That would explain a lot.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    MSM: “Hahahaha. As if that matters ..”

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