Friday, April 4, 2014

Obamacare Has Significantly More Signups Than We Thought

I'm not perfect, and Lord knows I'm black -- which might have lost
me a few fans -- but my long game just might be better than yours.

This really shouldn't be that surprising, but I suppose after the disastrous rollout of the website no one was ready to predict that Obamacare would be a success. And we still need to wait until this fall, I imagine, to see where premiums land after the insurance companies get a look at the new risk pool. Still, this is an impressive feat indeed.

I'm not just talking about the 7.1 million who have signed up on the health exchanges. What isn't covered well by the media (what is?) is what should be the headline number, and that's the total of all Obamacare signups. That would include the exchange signups, the new Medicaid signups, the new CHIP signups, and the off-exchange signups under the new Obamacare regulations. Oh, and I forgot all the under-26-year-olds who are on their parents' plan because of the law.

That figure, the real headline figure, is as much as 25.8 million and counting. This is according to a non-affiliated website tracking these things,

Read it and weep, conservatives. Things might change as the rollout of Obamacare continues. But for now, you'd better find a way to get on the right side of this thing. It just might roll over you.

You see, what we meant was we love Obamacare. It was actually
a conservative idea all along. We just were fighting to preserve it!

No comments:

Post a Comment