Obamacare Is A Massive Success As 1.1 Million People Signed Up In The Month Of January

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the January enrollment numbers for the ACA and it can only be seen as good news. In the month of January, 1.1 million people signed up for a health plan using the state and federal marketplaces. This represented a 53% increase in total enrollment over the previous three months. Overall, 3.3 million people have now signed up for health plans in the marketplaces since enrollment began in October. With enrollment open until March 31st, it seems clear now that we will see millions more enroll in this first year.

One concern many have had in the early stages of enrollment was regarding young people signing up. Well, that fear has now been somewhat alleviated, as 27% of those who signed up in January were young adults. Overall, 25% of the total number of people enrolled are between the ages of 18 and 34. So the fear that only older adults would be seeking coverage in the individual marketplaces now seems unfounded. Young, healthy adults are making up a good-sized portion of those covered.

Senate Democrats were ecstatic with the news on Wednesday and sent out the following tweet.

 

 

Of course, despite the continued good news regarding Obamacare and the fact that the American people have shown that they actually want it, Republicans continued to hammer at the health care law that is helping millions of people receive affordable health coverage, many for the first time in their lives. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) tweeted out a video showing more Obamacare ‘horror’ stories.

 

 

Meanwhile, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) decided to tweet out some straight BS about how Obamacare has created a part-time workforce, which has already been debunked many times over.

 

 

You’d think that the unemployment rate going down, and more full-time jobs being added every month, Cantor would be convinced that Obamacare is not a ‘job killer’ nor creating a ‘part-time nation’, but I guess you need to keep going with what you know. Right?

2 Replies to “Obamacare Is A Massive Success As 1.1 Million People Signed Up In The Month Of January”

  1. Just becouse your not one of the people having your hrs. Cut does not mean it is not taking place. My wife is cut from 40 hrs. To 28 hrs. A week. And was told ACA was why. So if you keep saying it that ,does not make you right. It IS HAPPENING.

  2. It was not because of the ACA, it was because the owner is against the ACA. The same thing as many clinics and doctors not taking ACA Marketplace insurances.

    Its called gouging and influencing people to be against the ACA and they certainly snared you

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