Friday, November 12, 2010

WhiteHouse Accuracy? 2.2% on Healthcare coverage

HHS falls short of pre-existing coverage prediction by … 97.8%

The White house predicted that 375,000 Americans with pre-existing conditionswould apply for coverage in the first year of ObamaCare, one of the main political arguments for its implementation.

The number that actually did is only 8,011.

Do you think that they made other wrong predictions?

From the WSJ...

So far that statement accurately describes a single person in North Dakota. Literally, one person has signed up out of 647,000 state residents. Four people have enrolled in West Virginia. Things are better in Minnesota, where Mr. Obama has rescued 15 out of 5.2 million, and also in Indiana—63 people there. HHS did best among the 24.7 million Texans. Thanks to ObamaCare, 393 of them are now insured.
States had the option of designing their own pre-existing condition insurance with federal dollars in lieu of the HHS plan, and 27 chose to do so. But they haven’t had much more success. Combined federal-state enrollment is merely 8,011 nationwide as of November 1, according to HHS.
This isn’t what HHS promised in July, when it estimated it would be insuring 375,000 people by now, and as many as 400,000 more every year. HHS even warned that it would bill private carriers for any claims if HHS decided that they had cancelled coverage to dump costs on the government. That outcome would certainly be in keeping with Mr. Obama’s caricature of rampant discrimination against the sick.
H/T Hotair