Once again the Obama administration delayed another portion of the train wreck they call; The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.(Obamacare) Zing! Nancy Pelosi, I said it.
Obamacare’s recent delay is because, not enough people actually paid their premiums.(period) There may be up to a million people, who signed up for policies, but failed to pay for them prior to the deadline.
The Obama administration has been touting unverifiable number of enrollees for months. However the closer the deadline approached, the more they had to face reality. They will not have the numbers, they are reporting.
They also thought the people who were forced off from their private insurance policies because of Obamacare, would sign up for the ACA.
The President anticipated 7 million people would have to sign up for his landmark bill, in order to hit the political benchmark for the health law’s success. Many of them would have to be healthy young people, who would pay into it, to sustain it
In February, The White House announced that; since Obamacare’s launch in October 2013, only 4 million people signed up for the troubled healthcare. However over the last two weeks, they claim over 2 million people have enrolled, bringing them within 1 million shy of their forecast.
Many proponents of the bill, knew the administration was Embellishing on the numbers, but hoped they would be able to rally the youth and illegals to sign up. After all, many of their political careers, hang on the success of this ticking time bomb.
To compound the Obamacare woes, a recent Fox News report says; less than 1 million people who signed up for Obamacare, did not have insurance before. This is significant, because this bill was created to cover a reported 30 million people who lacked insurance.
It is probable that the people who enrolled in Obamacare, but haven’t paid their premiums, will be dropped from the numbers reported. This would once again be egg on the Presidents face and contribute to his legacy as a failed President.
The President drew a red line on his Obamacare bracket, but lost because enrollees were unable to afford the insurance offered to them through the Affordable Care Act. How ironic.