The deadline is the end of March. That is the date that the administration is going to have to admit that its projections for paid enrollees were just so much hot air. Here writing at National Review, Patrick Brennan gives you the bad news for the Obama administration.
‘We may not get to 7 million, but if we get to 5 or 6 million that’s a hell of a start,” Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday when asked about whether enrollments in the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges would hit the White House’s goal of 7 million by the end of March.
But Biden’s windy expectations management may not be enough to prepare the country for Obamacare’s disappointing enrollment numbers.
A politically toxic “Obamacare enrollment crash,” National Journal argues, will become clear once the White House’s count of “enrollments” is adjusted to consider how many people have actually enrolled in private health insurance plans — a number that will be significantly lower than the White House has been claiming.