November 1, 2013

Six

CBS News broke the story that revealed the number we have all been anxious to hear.  Six whole people managed to sign up for insurance through the healthcare.gov website on October 1st.

How do you spin that?

The next day was marginally better, but...
By Wednesday afternoon, enrollments were up to "approximately 100." By the end of Wednesday, the notes reflect "248 enrollments" nationwide.
The health care exchanges need to average 39,000 enrollees a day to meet the goal of seven million by March 1.
This information is from 'war room notes', taken during twice-a-day meetings at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The documents make it clear that the administration has known the numbers all along, despite their claims that they wouldn't have that information for at least six weeks.

This law and its implementation invoke a strong laugh/cry response for me.  I am one of the lucky people that had great insurance provided by my employer.  Now, part of my job is figuring out how we can, as a company, continue to offer equitable coverage that is affordable, while meeting dozens of unfunded administrative burdens that are required by Obamacare.  People like me will be paying for all those subsidized plans for people who have no interest in helping themselves.

I can't stand the president, can't even listen to the sound of his voice.  But, I would have paid good money to be a fly on the wall when he got the news that SIX people signed up for Obamacare on day one.  That was surely a tantrum worth seeing.

1 comment:

CenTexTim said...

What makes you think he even cares. After all, he can't get re-elected ... Thank God!