We never said 7 million, that was some lousy Government agency (who's word we've always held as Gospel, by the way):
This thing is a massive failure. The only way it can be defended is with lies.
At a time when enrollments should be ramping up (after all, the Big Cheese at HHS just told us how awesome the website is now), enrollment is actually below projections:
The Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday declared a "significant milestone" for President Obama's health care law by claiming that 4 million Americans had now signed up for coverage. But a closer examination of the numbers suggests that the pace of sign-ups is slowing.
In a similar blog post on Jan. 24, Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, praised the "milestone" of 3 million sign-ups. That represented a gain of 800,000 individuals since the end of December, when HHS had put the number at 2.2 million.
But the Tuesday claim of 4 million sign-ups represents a smaller 700,000 gain from the 3.3 million total the administration reported as of Feb. 1.
Those paying attention also recognize that the definition of an enrollee is somewhat broad, and neglects to point out how many signed up only because they lost their old coverage:
The HHS numbers include only those who have selected a plan through one of the exchanges, rather than the number who have paid -- which is typically how insurers measure enrollment. As a gauge, last week California reported that 20 percent of those who signed up in the state as of Jan. 31 hadn't paid first month's premiums.
Additionally, HHS does not reveal how many of those signing up for insurance through the exchanges were previously covered. Millions of Americans received insurance cancellation letters last fall, as insurers were forced to discontinue policies that didn't live up to Obamacare's guidelines.
Consider that for a second. Obamacare needs 7 million uninsured people to sign up, to kep the boat afloat. They can't even muster half of that by cancelling people's plans, forcing them to become "members".
Failure at every turn with this crew. If only the American Voter had been warned.