Obamacare continued its massive belly flop last month, with only 940,000 people signing up, making for a grand total of 4.2 million, well short of the 7 million the administration said it was shooting for by March 31.
Ain’t gonna make it.
The administration forecast that 1.27 million would sign up in February. Now in serious jeopardy is the revised March 31 goal of 6 million, predicted by the Congressional Budget Office.
March 31 is the last day to sign up.
But this sad story gets even worse. Please, children and emotionally sensitive adults – read no further.
Estimates are that about 20 percent of those who have signed up haven’t paid. As an any good McDonald’s drive-thru attendant will tell you, if you haven’t paid, you haven’t bought anything. Or in this case, enrolled. So the real number is closer to 3 million.
What’s more, young adults comprise only about 25 percent of the signups. The goal, which is necessary to keep this project as much out of the red as possible, was 40 percent.
Another strike against the presumption of pretentious left wing geniuses that they can convince the simpletons in the proletariat that THEY KNOW WHAT’S BEST. They being the geniuses.
Actually, the proletariat knows what’s best for it, because the proletariat has to live its own life, and Harvard graduates don’t know anything about it.
That is, they are in a position to know a bad deal when they see it, no matter how many taxpayer-funded infomercials Obama’s health team produces trying to convince them otherwise. They know about the bills that are due at the end of the month that they can’t pay. They weigh the risks and rewards. And they are deciding that Obamacare isn’t worth it.