Who will be counted as an Obamacare enrollee? (hint: you don’t have to actually enroll)

Doug Powers

Here’s something to keep in mind whenever the Obama administration releases federal “enrollment numbers”:

The fight over how to define the new health law’s success is coming down to one question: Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee?

Health insurance plans only count subscribers as enrolled in a health plan once they’ve submited a payment. That is when the carrier sends out a member card and begins paying doctor bills.

When the Obama administration releases health law enrollment figures later this week, though, it will use a more expansive definition. It will count people who have purchased a plan as well as those who have a plan sitting in their online shopping cart but have not yet paid.

Anybody who has stared at a “404 error” message on HealthCare.gov for more than 30 seconds or thought “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it” was an acceptable justification for the law will also be considered successful Obamacare enrollees.

Replace “Obama administration” in the above story with “Aetna” or some other insurance company and the Justice Department would already be filing charges….


The article, with video, continues at MichelleMalkin.com



Also at the site:

Jay Carney asked if people who lost plans will outnumber O-care enrollees; Dodging ensues

Former president who helped sell Obamacare: The law should be changed to honor Obama’s commitment

The HealthCare.gov mess in historical perspective





Related:   In 6 weeks, only 40,000 have signed up through Healthcare.gov — if “signing up” means putting a plan in your “shopping cart.”

…the number is inflated with those who haven’t actually purchased a plan, cialis generic it’s not not additionally puffed up with those who signed up for Medicaid. That number is said to be 440,000, which means only 8.3% of those who have managed to use the website are actually buying health insurance, and 91.6% have used it to access a welfare program…

…So the number — 40,000 — is dismal, but if it turns out these are disproportionally the sort of person who will be using a lot of health care services — and don’t you think they are? — that’s an even bigger problem…


Read the whole thing.


Update: A moment of levity: Hitler finds out his health insurance policy has been cancelled.


Update 2:   This, unfortunately, is not satire. This is real: From The Geniuses Who Brought You Brosurance, Here Comes Obamacare… For Sluts?


Also, Cruz & Lee Vindicated: Feinstein, Landrieu Sponsor Obama Care Bill



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