Now that the official open enrollment closed last month and the extended quasi-open period ended a few days ago President Obama held a rare press conference to tout the final numbers for Obamacare this year. The big number is 8 million people have selected a plan on the new exchanges created by the Affordable Care [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 9, 2014 10:34 am|
If progressives want to make the case for government programs they need to prove they are good stewards of the purse. Cheering needlessly complicated and wasteful systems is not the way to do that.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 1, 2014 9:13 am|
When talking about health care the media has been conflating what are actually two very different things which just happen to contain the figure “7 million.” There is the 7 million signup benchmark for success set by the Obama administration and the 7 million covered by exchange plans projected by the Congressional Budget Office last year. While they may sound interchangeable they are not.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 18, 2014 10:36 am|
Democrats could have made every health insurance premium much lower by ending the obscene price gouging in the health care industry, but they didn’t. Instead the economically hardest hit generation is being asked to chip in. That is a big ask.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 11, 2014 1:34 pm|
By the end of February roughly 4.2 million people have selected plans on the new health care exchanges according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That means just under a million new individual selected policies last month, roughly the same number who signed up in January. During the entire open enrollment period so [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 26, 2014 8:03 am|
The number of people who have selected plans on the new state or federally run exchanges has reached four million according to the Obama administration. Health and Human Services claims approximately 4 million people have now signed up for a private health insurance plan through the Federal and State-based marketplaces since October 1, but a [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 17, 2013 5:43 am|
Insurance companies are going to spend about $300 million more on TV advertising next year mainly because of the new health care exchanges. From Washington Post: In all of 2012, health insurers spent $216 million advertising on local television stations. But that’s nothing compared to what they’re about to spend. According to trade association TVB, [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 13, 2013 7:22 am|
Problems with the Healthcare.gov website as well as low enrollment means significantly fewer people are going to be covered come January than the Obama administration planned, so they are doing everything they can to maximize the numbers. Previously, they pushed back the deadline from December 15th to the 23rd and now they are asking insurers [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 11, 2013 7:40 am|
The latest Obamacare enrollment numbers for November from the Department of Health and Human Services are a mixed bag for the administration. On the plus side the exchanges are working better and this is helping to increase the number of people selecting plans. Over 360,000 people selected a private insurance plan on one of the [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 3, 2013 6:54 am|
The Obama administration has managed to make some significant improvements to Healthcare.gov but it is still not working as well as the administration has led people to believe. On Sunday they bragged the site “has the capacity to handle 50,000 concurrent or simultaneous users at one time.” But the very next day that was proven [...]