Though the number is estimated to eventually hit as high as 10 to 15 million, right now the number of insurance policies canceled due to ObamaCare is 5 million. Wednesday, the Obama administration claimed that 106,185 Americans enrolled in ObamaCare. Except, according to the White House, those are not actual enrollments. Some have not paid for but have only only "selected a marketplace plan." Orwellian nonsense aside, that is still somewhere around a 50-to-1 ratio of cancellations to enrollees.In Wisconsin, a whopping 877 shoppers put an ObamaCare health plan in their "carts" in the first month of its implementation.
The question now is, will that gap ever close? Because if it doesn't, at the end of the year, when those 5 million canceled plans expire, we are going to be living in a country where ObamaCare has actually increased the number of America's uninsured.
From Right Wisconsin:
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released new Obamacare enrollment figures that show just 877 individuals in Wisconsin selected marketplace plans on Healthcare.gov.This is terrible.
This figure does not mean that all 877 purchased plans but simply placed the plan in the 'shopping cart' similar to Amazon.com.
According the the new data, another 1,904 applications are pending.
A total of 19,098 individuals completed applications on Healthcare.gov. These are people who out of curiousity or significant interest completed applications in an attempt to look at the healthcare plans.
As has been reported anectodally here at RightWisconsin, Medicaid enrollment is significantly higher than any purchases on the healthcare exchange. HHS reports that 10,736 in Wisconsin were determined eligible for Medicaid.
OBAMA: I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage. They like their plan and, most importantly, they value their relationship with their doctor. They trust you. And that means, no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away, no matter what.Yeah, what a load!
I fear we've only begun to see the damage Obama's presidency has done to America.