April 04, 2014
HHS Pads Obamacare Numbers By Starting Applications
Wonder how Obamacare managed to sign up over two million new applicants in the final days before the deadline when it took months to get to 5 million?
Simple. They just started your Obamacare applications themselves.
In the closing days of the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was mailing out letters notifying certain Americans that they had already started a healthcare coverage application on their behalf.
The HHS letter stated that the information they used to begin the application for individual Healthcare was obtain by the state agency in charge of implementing Obamacare.
The Administration is claiming, so far, 7.1 million have signed up for Obamacare. They cannot (or will not) specify how many are illegals, how many signed up to replace lost policies, how many have actually paid any premiums, or even how many have completed the application process.
What we do know is that 4 out of every 5 people who signed up for Obamacare qualify for subsidies.
UPDATE: Insurance Companies may refuse to sell health coverage beyond government mandated enrollment periods.
UPDATE II: Some new enrollees are prison inmates. States are signing them up so costs can be pass to federal government (i.e. the US tax payers).