Oct. 15: Obama Administration Estimated Strong New Health Insurance Enrollment Numbers; Today: White House Expected Early ObamaCare Enrollment Struggles

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Unexpected! This was what we read two weeks ago.

The Obama administration’s internal projections called for strong enrollment in the states in the first year of new health insurance markets, according to unpublished estimates obtained by The Associated Press. Whether those expectations will bear out is unclear.

Technology glitches have frustrated many consumers trying to sign up for coverage online, and efforts to upgrade and repair healthcare.gov are ongoing.

Fast forward to today, as the goalposts have been taken down and put into indefinite storage.

White House press secretary Jay Carney admitted Thursday that White House officials expected enrollments in the ObamaCare health exchanges to be low in the first month.

“If you’re asking me if enrollment will be low, the answer is ‘yes,’ ” Carney told reporters on Thursday.

So were they full of shit then, or full of shit now? Or both?

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One Response to “Oct. 15: Obama Administration Estimated Strong New Health Insurance Enrollment Numbers; Today: White House Expected Early ObamaCare Enrollment Struggles”

  1. Tuerqas on 31/31/13 at 4:19 pm

    To be fair, the first one says ‘in the first year. Technically people are signing up for next year now. The ‘strong numbers’ quote will all the way through 2014. IF a lot of employers drop coverages, the exchange will be overworked over the entire next 14 months. Now, i don’t know about the rest of the private workforce, but my company has admitted they are still evaluating. The fun will start when 2014 rolls around and businesses make the decisions not to renew. Then you may have 100s of thousands without their old insurance and not able to sign up on the sad excuse for a website.