So Obama, Sebillius and Biden announced on the first day of enrollment of Obama Care that millions hit the website and tens of thousands signed up….. well it appears yet another lie…… SHOCKING !
I was demonized on the first day of enrollment with my assessment that less than 1 thousand signed up. I was screamed at… “Time will show you are biased against Obama Care, Obama and you will be proven to be off by at least a million people who signed up on day one.” I WAS WAY OFF…… THE NUMBER IS IN…. NOT VOLUNTARILY…. IT WAS FORCED FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION BY A FOIA…… GET READY…… THE NUMBER WHO SIGNED UP ON DAY 1 WAS ONE …..THAT’S RIGHT ONE PERSON SIGNED UP !!!!!! WOW…. WAS I WRONG AND WAY TOO OPTIMISTIC.
Another prediction…. the 7 million figure proclaimed by Obama on April 1, 2014 will be found to be a lie as well….. unfortunately it will take another FOIA and months to pry that information from Obama…..” the MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY” …. YET ANOTHER LIE.
As I predicted 5 years ago with the implementation of Obama Care with the passage of the Stimulus Bill ( half of Obama Care was hidden in The Stimulus Bill )….. it will destroy health care delivery in America and will lead to less available, less affordable and less quality oriented care.
Obamacare site served just 1 person on Day 1
Calamity far worse than previously reported
Garth Kant is WND Washington news editor. Previously, he spent five years writing, copy-editing and producing at “CNN Headline News,” three years writing, copy-editing and training writers at MSNBC, and also served several local TV newsrooms as producer, executive producer and assistant news director. He is the author of the McGraw-Hill textbook, “How to Write Television News.”
WASHINGTON — It was widely reported that the Obamacare rollout was a disaster, but it turns out, the calamity was far worse than thought.
The Obama administration has now been forced to reveal that the Obamacare multimillion dollar website received only one enrollment on its first day of operation.
That means, the federal health insurance website was able to process the application of just one single person on October 31, 2013.
Also, the website failed to register a whopping 48 percent of those who applied, on its second day.
That information was disclosed in a 106-page document Judicial Watch obtained from the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, by filing Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, lawsuit against HHS on November 25, 2013.
“Once again, Judicial Watch is able to get information through FOIA that no one else had gotten – the specifics about the unmitigated failure of the Obamacare healthcare.gov collapse,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
“The Obama administration tried to cover this up, Congress failed to follow through, but we managed to get the truth about the $667 billion Obamacare website,” added Fitton.
“Imagine what would have happened to Obamacare if the American people knew only one person was able to enroll on its first day? What other Obamacare failures is President Obama hiding?”
The administration even admitted that just 248 people enrolled for health care on the website in the first few days of operation.
Information uncovered by Judicial Watch indicates problems with the website were even worse:
- On October 1, there were 43,208 accounts created and 1 enrollment.
- As of October 31, 2013, there were 1,319,425 accounts created nationwide – but only 30,512 actual enrollments in Obamacare.
- On October 1, 2013, at the end of the first day (4:30), the Senior Advisor at Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Brigid M. Russell, sent out an email to her staff with a subject line celebrating “2 enrollments!” The body copy of the email read: “We have our second official FFM enrollment! The first two Form 834s sent out are to: 1) CareSource in Ohio, 2) BCBS of North Carolina.
- Official figures contained in the HHS report provide conflicting figures as to the number of enrollments. FFM [Federally Facilitated Marketplace] statistics show 23,259 cumulative to-date applications submitted as of 10/2/13 and 286 completed plan selections. Earlier numbers show 356 enrollments created as of 7pm on 10/2/13 that were completed with Form 834s sent.
- An October 2, 2013, email from HHS Special Assistant Marianne Bowen indicated serious problems with congressional enrollments: “The Congressional issue (68 attempts for Direct enrollment) was an issue stemming from incomplete applications being sent through (started, not finished, sent anyway) and the way the issuers are assigning unique numbers. Turns out there were only 4 complete Direct Enrollment applications that went through, the other 64 were not complete.” [The U.S. Congress has approximately 24,000 professional staffers.]
- On October 2, 2013, the Obamacare website had 70,000 page views but only 5,000 were unique visitors, and 48% of registrations failed. The large number of page views may have been the result of visitors repeatedly hitting the “refresh” button due to long waiting times.
On April 17, 2014, President Obama announced that eight million people had signed up for health insurance on Affordable Healthcare Act exchanges.
Judical Watch said that figure may be substantially over-inflated.
The group cites testimony in May by the America’s Health Insurance Plans Association before the House Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, stating, “Because of the challenges that surfaced with the launch of the Exchanges in October 2013, some consumers were advised to create a new account and enroll again. As a result, insurers have many duplicate enrollments in their system for which they never received any payment.”