Mar
30
2014

Just a general observation about #obamacare signups.

Deadline – well, OK, there’s now effectively no deadline – but the deadline was tomorrow, and the administration seems to be absolutely, obsessively focused on getting as close to seven million ‘sign-ups’ as they can possibly manage by then. I wonder how many defenders of the administration have themselves focused on that number, to the exclusion of everything else? – Because the law is not getting more popular as the signup process continues. Quite the opposite, really.

Now, no doubt you will hear people bray on about how the Right is doomed and we’re all terrified about seven million, yadda yadda; and no doubt the media will play that up. But I wonder how that argument will stack up in November against “Hi. Three-fourths of you who were previously insured had your rates go up. In this economy.”

Guess we’ll see (said he, smiling).

Moe Lane

3 Comments

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    Ezekiel Emanueled preicts that by 2025, “fewer than 20 percent of workers in the private sector will receive traditional employer-sponsored health insurance.” Luckily, government workers will be able to maintain their coverage.

  • Catseyes says:

    Not sure where the 7 million figure came from, there are 50 states and as I understand it each state’s system stands alone so Ideally I would think that you would want 50 million plus to have signed up by the end of the first enrollment period to ensure the 50 systems can survive.

  • garfieldjl says:

    Seriously, I think we all have reason to be skeptical of any numbers coming from the Obama Administration (or their cronies), concerning the number of people that have signed up.

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