Obamacare Sign-ups Exceed Projections to Reach 17.6 Million

The Hill: “A total of 17.6 million people have gained coverage under ObamaCare, according to a revised government estimate released Tuesday. The newest figure, which is based on national survey data, shows that 1.2 million more people had signed up for healthcare over the last five years than previously thought.”

“The revised total includes 15.3 million people who gained coverage through the individual marketplace or through Medicaid. It also includes 2.3 million young adults who gained coverage because they were able to remain on a parent’s plan until they turn 26.”

“The new data also puts the Obama administration ahead of the health insurance gains estimated by the Congressional Budget Office for 2015. The CBO had predicted roughly 17 million people would gain coverage by 2015, with the gains about equally split between the exchanges and Medicaid.”

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    1. No, they won’t. Do you hear a GOP candidate running on doing that? I think Jindal might have said something about it a long time ago, but they just aren’t talking about it anymore.

      1. I think the point of Ralph’s comment is to imply they won’t be stupid enough to do that. I don’t know of a GOP candidate that is advocating that specifically AND has even a small shot at the nod, but the rhetoric is alive and well.

  1. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Dear Mr. President,
    Thank you for making the Union a little more perfect.

  2. … & Yet the Democrats are just too inept/disinterested to capitalise politically on this public policy triumph! Can they walk & chew gum at the same time?!
    *They would have got away with it too if it wasn’t for those pesky Death-Panels!!

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