The inevitable ‘Wow, those #obamacare paid signup numbers are bad, huh?’ post.

I assume that everybody’s checked out on today’s bombshell revelation from the House Energy & Commerce committee that their surveys show that no more than 67% of Obamacare signups actually, you know, paid. The problem for the administration needs to be noted, however. Philip Klein:

If they attack the Republican report as inaccurate, it will be an implicit acknowledgement that they have numbers that they aren’t releasing. So their choice is either to stay silent and let the GOP-obtained data fill the news vacuum, or release detailed enrollment data.

It’s way past time for them to come clean.

Yup. Although it may take a while for the administration to realize that they’re not, in fact, invulnerable on this issue.  Which is fine: I quite like the idea of pushing the upper limits of how many Senate seats we can snag this year.

Georgia’s actual #Obamacare paid signups only… HALF?

OK this is something that should make the White House clear its schedule for the rest of the week.

Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday.

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, which cover 149,465 people.

Continue reading Georgia’s actual #Obamacare paid signups only… HALF?

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