The administration announced this afternoon that only 26,794 people chose a private insurance plan last month in the federal Obamacare exchanges.
That’s 26,794 in a nation of 314 million people. Okay . . .
Another 79,391 chose a plan in the 14 states that are running their own exchanges.
A few points about this:
1. Those figures are for private plans. But taxpayers, hold onto your wallets – even though its illegal to do so when the government comes calling. Because you see, most people enlisting in Obamacare are flocking to Medicaid, with 396,261 signing up to have their health care fully funded by you.
2. The openness administration did not release information about who signed up. So we don’t know if the young and healthy people Obamacare needs to pay for all this are buying into the program.
3. This is not, as is being reported, enrollees. The number includes those who have signed up but not paid.
4. “The marketplace is working; people are enrolling,” HHS Secretary Sebelius told reporters in a conference call.
You be the judge.