Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Conservative news outlets lie about Obamacare numbers

You have probably heard some news stories, particularly on Fox News, that only 50,000 people have signed up for health insurance under Obamacare so far.  THESE REPORTS ARE FALSE.  The expansion of coverage under Obamacare is less than predicted but ten times greater than what is being reported.  Here are the facts.

In the last six weeks, over one half million American families have gotten health insurance coverage under Obamacare as of the most recent reports.  These totals include about 50,000 who have signed up through the federal site, another 50,000 who have signed up through state sites (excluding some large states like California that haven’t reported yet), and 444,000 additional Medicaid enrollments as a result of the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare.  Total signups and applications on the Exchanges are about 810,000 so far according to http://obamacaresignups.net/ which is tracking enrollment.
See the true numbers here:

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