(YouGov) In a new YouGov/Economist poll released on Monday, 65% of respondents surveyed ‘have not’ even attempted to visit an ObamaCare website, 31% said they have, 4% were unsure.
These results call into question the dubious 7 million ObamaCare enrollees which the White House claims is evidence that the ACA has met its goal.
In related health care news Newsmax reported on Monday, ObamaCare patients who go to a doctor for their ‘supposedly’ free annual check-ups are finding out they may not be as ‘free’ as one was told.
“Patients are scheduling physicals because physicals are free,” Dr Randy Wexler in Columbus, OH said, “They come in and say, ‘I’ve been having headaches, my back has been bothering me and I am depressed,” that’s not part of the physical. That will trigger a co-pay.”
Wellness care on potential new health issues are viewed as ‘evaluation and monitoring’ and leads to patients having to fork out for their so called ‘free’ annual physicals.
(FOX News) A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that health insurance premiums are seeing their sharpest price increase perhaps ever and are largely due to changes mandated by ObamaCare.
For the individual insurance market seeing the sharpest increases in prices:
For the small group market seeing the sharpest increases in prices:
Flashback: Gone are the days when Obama claimed that health insurance premiums for a family would be $2,500 lower by the end of his first term, they were already actually about $3,000 higher according to The Wall Street Journal in January, 2013 a spread of $5,500 per family.
Another Obama broken promise.
More here from American Enterprise Institute
(NY Times) Embattled HHS Secy Kathleen Sebelius has resigned, ending a tumultuous 5 year tenure marred by her admitted management failure and overseeing the destruction of the best health care system in the world, to replace it with ObamaCare, which a large majority of Americans do not support.
In March, the AP reported that only 26% of Americans support ObamaCare.
Thanks for nothing Ms Sebelius, don’t let the door hit you on your way out.
(Market Watch) Covered California allegedly enrolled a combined total of 3 Million consumers of these:
ObamaCare we were told was designed to insure the uninsured and not just reinsure the 6.2 Million+ Americans who previously had health insurance but whose policies were canceled because they didn’t meet the federal govt mandates for insurance coverage.
Covered California allegedly 3 Million enrollments are actually quite dismal when put into perspective.
(CNS) While Obama took a grandiose victory lap this week ‘claiming’ that some 7 Million Americans signed up for ObamaCare, we’ve learned that the ObamaCare Maryland Health Connection website that had been plagued by enrollment delays, only 60,000 people enrolled in the ObamaCare state exchange–13,000 less than the number of persons whose health insurance policies were canceled due to the new federal health insurance mandates.
On the 29 March, the Weekly Standard reported that the Maryland ObamaCare exchange which cost American taxpayers $125.5 Million, is broken beyond repair and they will be replacing the website with software from Connecticut’s state exchange.
(RILA) In a letter sent to Congress on Wednesday, the ‘Retail Industry Leaders Assn” called on Congress to immediately pass bipartisan legislation “Save American Workers Act” (HR 2575) to restore the historic 40 hour work week that ObamaCare killed.
Flashback: Remember when then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed that ObamaCare will create 4 Million—400,000 jobs almost immediately and death of 40 hour work week means freedom to follow your passion.
President Obama vowed to veto the legislation if it ever made it to his desk.
It should be of no surprise that March payroll data that was expected to increase 200,000+ jobs according to Zero Hedge was lower than economists anticipated.
(Natl Journal) Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn says 15 to 20% of their new customers are not paying the first months health insurance premiums, which means they are not actually covered, despite Obama’s grandiose claims yesterday that the ACA is a huge success as some 7 Million have enrolled in ObamaCare.
This news should come as no surprise but confirms what the NY Times reported in February, that 20% of those who have supposedly ‘enrolled’ in ObamaCare failed to pay their first months premium.
Yesterday I wrote here that if one were to give President Obama the benefit of the doubt that some 7 Million actually enrolled in ObamaCare, given that there are some 316+ Million Americans living in some 115.2 Million households, the ACA is hardly a huge success story as President Obama claimed on Wednesday.
ObamaCare was to insure the previously uninsured and not reinsure the 6.2+Million Americans who previously had health insurance but whose policies were canceled because they didn’t meet the federal govt minimum standards for coverage.
Given the news that some 20% (or 1.4 Million) of the 7 Million Americans which Obama claims enrolled in the ACA may not have actually even made their first month’s ObamaCare payment, the so called “success” of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement is dubious at best and most likely seriously in jeopardy of failure.
(NewsBusters) Imagine if a former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator had called a current president a delusional liar who programs are wasteful–the dinosaur media would be all over that story. Such a person would be interviewed on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC, the media buzz would be red hot for days and this topic analyzed over and over, extending into weeks.
There is such a person but because he is a Democrat saying these things about President Obama, the media is all but silent.
It likewise should be no surprise that Kerrey’s criticism’s of Obama appeared in the Daily Mail in Great Britain and not in the United States where the shunning has already begun.
Former Nebraska Sen Bob Kerrey said that Obama isn’t up to the job of bringing Liberals and Conservatives to the table–likewise Obama knew that he was lying when he promised the ACA would allow Americans to keep the health insurance plans they liked.
“He (Obama) had to know that he was misleading the audience,” Kerrey said quietly recalling the newly minted president’s countless promises as Congress and the public debated his signature health insurance overall. “On the other hand, he may have said it so many times,” Kerrey added, “that the spell-checker, the fact-checker–somebody who says ‘Excuse me Mr President but I hope you know this…’
The worst lie Democrats told about ObamaCare Kerrey reasoned, “is not, ‘if you want to keep your health care plan…’ the worst one is, everybody deserves high-quality, affordable health care.”
Another of Obama’s failings according to Kerrey, is an inflated sense of Americans appetite for programs to correct what the White House calls “income inequality” through new taxes and other income shifting initiatives. Obama’s reelection 17 months ago wasn’t a mandate to conduct class warfare–later calling Obama “self delusional.”
H/T: Lana Wong@Facebook
(WSJ) A significant number of people filed initial claims for unemployment benefits at least if you believe an index based off of Twitter.
Economists at the Univ of Michigan have developed a technique that scans billions of Tweets, looking for people Tweeting about job losses and then creates a prediction of the Labor Dept’s weekly report on initial filings–their prediction, 342,000 people filed new claims for jobless benefits last week.
Applications for first time unemployment benefits shot-up 16,000 last week bringing the total to 326,000 from the previous weeks ‘revised’ unemployment claims the U.S. Dept of Labor reported this morning.
On the 04 February, I wrote here an historically high number of people will be locked out of the labor force because of ObamaCare according to a study from the Congressional Budget Office, CNBC reported in February.