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House GOP: Only 67 Percent of Obamacare Signups Enrolled

House Republicans today said data they have amassed from all insurers participating in the federal Obamacare exchanges show only 67 percent of those who signed up have paid their first month’s premium and thereby enrolled, far below the estimate by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that 80-90 percent had paid.

What’s more, only 25 percent are age 18-34, well below the 40 percent said to be required for the program to succeed financially.

According to the the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Data provided to the committee by every insurance provider in the health care law’s Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) shows that, as of April 15, 2014, only 67 percent of individuals and families that had selected a health plan in the federally facilitated marketplace had paid their first month’s premium and therefore completed the enrollment process. Nationwide, only 25 percent of paid enrollees are ages 18 to 34. 

On April 17, 2014, President Obama declared the success of his law, claiming that 8 million Americans had signed up for health insurance, but data from the insurance providers reveals that the president’s figure is largely misleading. As of April 15, 2014, insurers informed the committee that only 2.45 million had paid their first month’s premium for coverage obtained through the federally facilitated marketplace. 

Sebelius offered her estimate March 31, when the tabulation was at 6 million signups, so it’s possible there is a lower enrollment rate among more-recent signups.

So if the GOP numbers are correct, then even two weeks after Obama’s April 1 victory dance in the Rose Garden, in which he boasted of  7 million signups, the number actually enrolled is 5.55 million.

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15 Responses to House GOP: Only 67 Percent of Obamacare Signups Enrolled

    • Owen, I’ve given the question thought for almost an hour and I keep getting a loud and annoying “NO” ringing in my ears, other than his promise to transform America.

  1. Holding a gun to the collective heads of a formerly free society of Americans is not going to bode well for the Obama regime. Send this despot a message…just say “NO”!

  2. This is outrageous !
    The demons in the GOP are once again giving the American People the real numbers pertaining to the failed, flawed, Obamacare system.
    All of the lies that we have perpetrated on the ‘folks’ are being destroyed by the truth.
    We cannot, and will not allow this to happen !
    It is the mission of this administration to willfully guide this Country into oblivion and we will not fail to do so !

    Our supreme leader in the next few days will make a statement that will totally disregard the findings of this agency, and in doing so will comfort the ‘folks’ fears that this regime is in complete control of their future.
    He will assure you that it is the evil republicans that are destroying your future.
    He will do it with a flourish, a pompous attitude that will again endear your hearts and minds to the leadership that he has espoused throughout his tenure in office.

    The barf bag should be handy at all times.

  3. Ummmmmm……….my calculations are different. If 2.45 million had paid their premiums and that represents 67 % of the total enrollment. Half of 2.45 million would be 1.225 million would the remaining 33 %.

    2.450 million
    1.225 million
    3.675 million total enrollment

    Basically, 1/2 of what the 7.1 million the President said signed up. What disturbs me is the amount of people who were forced onto Obamacare because they no longer had policies. That was in the 4-5 million range at one point. Let’s say those numbers were off by 50 % or 2.5 million people. Then they blew up the healthcare system and wasted trillions of dollars to give 1 million people access to insurance?? Rush was correct years ago when he said it would be cheaper to buy health policies for the uninsured.

  4. The Current Dispute Over Obamacare Numbers, In Plain English

    GOP to White House: Show us your numbers.

    White House to GOP: Go ask the insurers for them.

    GOP to White House: Here’s what they insurance companies told us.

    White House to GOP: Those numbers are wrong.

    GOP to White House: Kindly show us the correct numbers, then.

    White House to GOP: Does the phrase, “Go suck a lemon,” hold any meaning for ya?

  5. And still the Republican leadership has given up any effort to Repeal.

    So, who cares? This is as far as they will take it. Prepare for the big whine.

  6. So Houdini Sebelius has escaped the fallout of ObamaCare non-enrollments by hittin’ the road. And we all know Obama will weasel out of everything he has said.
    It is now up to the GOP (shudder) to shut this thing down completely.

  7. The 2.45 million who paid their premiums cannot sustain this albatross. It would have been much more economical to just give/pay insurance for those without rather than create this bill, a multimillion dysfunctional website and incur all this debt. I’d like to know, where are all the 30 million that we were told were uninsured? Where are the 6 million that lost their insurance because of Obamacare? Obviously not all 6 million took out new policies, so now we have even more uninsured. If you can believe the 30 mil number…

  8. You can’t believe anything from someone who lies constantly, and could care less, just how he became a president is unbelievable because he’s a typical jerk.