Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Democrats Spun ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers

In December of 2016, Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a record enrollment for ObamaCare.  Immediately, Democrats began to spins by saying that essentially, this proves Americans want to keep ObamaCare, and they are rushing to signup.  The then-President Obama was so ecstatic over this fact that he extended the enrollment period to allow even more people to signup for his signature namesake healthcare law.

The only thing wrong, unfortunately, was that, in typical Obama fashion, it was all political "bull".  When HHS announced the final enrollment numbers for ObamaCare for 2017, there was no record.  In fact, only 9.2 million people had signed up.  A number that was actually lower than last year's 9.6 million.  Of course, the blame for this shortfall fell all on Trump.  Even though Trump had already been elected for over a month when HHS announced the original record enrollment.

In addition, the worst is yet to come.  Every year HHS announces big numbers at the end of the enrollment period.  However, millions fail to pay for the insurance they signed up for.  Last year, HHS announced 11.3 million signups.  By the fall, that number fell to just 9.6 million paying customers.  One can only imagine what this year's 9.2 million will end up with; assuming ObamaCare isn't repealed in the meantime.


Obamacare Signups Sag and It's Trump's Fault? Shortly following Donald Trump’s upset victory in November, the Obama administration and the legacy media began telling us that Obamacare enrollment was skyrocketing due to fear of the president-elect’s pledge to repeal the law.   https://spectator.org/obamacare-signups-sag-and-its-trumps-fault/

December 2016: Record number of Obamacare sign-ups on HealthCare.gov for 2017 health insurance coverage: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/21/record-number-of-obamacare-signups-on-healthcaregov-for-2017-health-insurance-coverage.html

January 2016: Obamacare sign-ups hit 11.3 million nationwide: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/07/obamacare-sign-ups-hit-113-million-nationwide.html

February 2017: Obamacare signups on federal exchange dip to 9.2 million: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obamacare-signups-on-federal-exchange-dip-to-92-million-2017-02-03

December 2016:  President Touts Record Obamacare Enrollment As GOP Weighs Repeal: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2016/12/16/president-obama-touts-record-aca-enrollment-as-gop-weighs-repeal/#65805f1430cb

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