HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the official Obamacare enrollment number moments ago. The Obama administration says it anticipated that nearly 500,000 would have enrolled during Obamacare’s first month.
Even the lowball number announced is likely inflated, thanks to the way the administration is overcounting.
While the administration claims 106,185 have signed up to obtain health care through Obamacare, some 5 million have seen their healthcare policies cancelled to comply with Obamacare’s mandates.
Update: Fox has more.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) November 13, 2013
When did Monty Python replace our government?
More: Or less…
Per HHS only 26,000 of the 106,000 have actually paid for their Obamacare.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 13, 2013
More: Deserved snark.
106,185 people enrolled in Obamacare. 108,713 attended the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Cowboys Stadium. #FullRepeal
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) November 13, 2013
Update: Even this lie comes with weasel words.
HHS carefully using term “individuals who have selected marketplace plan” instead of “enrollments”
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) November 13, 2013
More Californians enrolled in Obamacare than the 36 federally run states *combined*, 35K vs 27K
— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) November 13, 2013
That’s at the same time a million Californians lost their healthcare, whether they liked it or not.
Update: They’re not fooling anyone.
These “enrollment” #s released by HHS means people who’ve put a plan in their website shopping cart, not people who’ve actually bought one.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 13, 2013
Oh wow. Just… RT @philipaklein: Sebelius: “The marketplace is working and people are enrolling.”
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) November 13, 2013
The farce continues.
RT @philipaklein: Sebelius refuses to say how many people who selected plans actually paid.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 13, 2013
Tweet of the Obama era:
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) November 13, 2013
Update: MSNBC’s Krystal Ball — “It’s Bill Clinton’s fault!”
Update: The RNC reacts–
“While the Obama White House is sure to blame the poor enrollment numbers on the many unacceptable tech glitches that have frustrated Americans, I maintain that the larger reason ObamaCare has failed is because it was conceived based on a lie that Americans could keep their healthcare plans and has failed to address our number one healthcare problem in America: soaring costs. Reasons one million and one million and one why the federal government should not be running our healthcare.” – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus