Obamacare still needs more young people to sign up. This will offset the high cost of the older, and probably less healthy people who are joining Obamacare plans. Oh, but then the White House has to coerce a sufficient number of thirty-somethings to join, too. Problem is, the health plans don’t make economic sense for many of these young adults.
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UPDATE: Here’s an article fact checking the White House administration’s announcement about Obamacare enrollment as of Nov. 13 2013. The Washington Post refers to their press release as making lemonade out of lemons. They issued the information a rating of One Pinocchio. In their Four Pinocchio rating system, this equates to — “Some shading of the facts. Selective telling of the truth. Some omissions and exaggerations, but no outright falsehoods.” As we mentioned, our web registration is currently running without a hitch.
Here’s the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ first state-by-state report. It came out on Wednesday and details all of the people who have enrolled in its federal health insurance exchanges.
We’re noticing a lot of our supporters echo our concern with the new reform. But we also like our supporters to have the most up to date facts. Looking at these numbers, there are people who have signed up. We can’t just go around mocking the poorly functioning site. The reason is that this keeps us from focusing on the more impending concern—will anyone actually be able to use this insurance to see a doctor?
And also, what’s going to happen to all the overburdened primary care doctors?