Sunday night is the sign-up deadline for subsidized private health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Screw that idea Odummer. Who the hell do you think you are to dictate to us?
Only a fool would give out their private information, and to Obama, is no exception. When you apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, dozens of data companies may be able to tell that you are on the site. Some can even glean details such as your age, income, ZIP code, whether you smoke or if you are pregnant.
Democrats are saying that 3 million people have signed up for Obamacare, but how many have acutally paid a premium? Several state exchanges have begun reporting the number of customers that did pay their first premiums, and some results are as low as 51%. And we have the Obama Administration defining HealthCare.gov enrollees as those who have simply selected plans, but not paid. If the limited data available plays out for more states, actual enrollment could be much lower than the three million private insurance signups currently claimed.
The hobbled HealthCare.gov website has Obama administration officials worrying about the next onslaught of bad publicity: high insurance plan prices and limited choices. CNN obtained an October 28 copy of the War Room Notes, that speculated “a general concern” of project managers that once people begin to select plans on a better-running Obamacare site, “the media attention will follow individuals to plan selection and their ultimate choices; and, in some cases, there will be fewer options than would be desired to promote consumer choice and an ideal shopping experience.”