Energy / Commerce Committee Reveals W.H. ObamaCare Enrollment Figures False – 33% of “Enrollees” Never Paid Premium (State By State pdf Doc Included)

As you read this report from the Energy and Commerce Committee it’s important to remember that today –TODAY– Kathleen Sebelius announced she was refusing to testify to a Senate Budget Panel (<— Democrats) about the costs and financial budget demands from HHS to pay for Obamacare.

Outgoing Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is now refusing to testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.    (link)

obama-pinocchio-Here’s a probable reason she does not want to stand before the budget committee.

WASHINGTON, DC – Data provided to the committee by every insurance provider in the health care law’s Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) shows that, as of April 15, 2014, only 67 percent of individuals and families that had selected a health plan in the federally facilitated marketplace had paid their first month’s premium and therefore completed the enrollment process.

Nationwide, only 25 percent of paid enrollees are ages 18 to 34.

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today invited the leaders of some of the nation’s largest insurance providers and their trade groups to testify at a hearing, “PPACA Enrollment and the Insurance Industry,” on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

House Energy and Commerce Committee members sent letters requesting specific enrollment data, including the number of individuals who have paid their first month’s premium and demographic breakdowns.

The committee has compiled the data that provides a snapshot of the true enrollment picture as of April 15, 2014, after the official end of the open enrollment period. Due to the administration’s repeated and unilateral extensions and changes, as well as the fact that many insurers have reported that individuals will still have time to pay their first month’s premium, the committee plans to ask the insurers in the federally facilitated marketplace to provide an enrollment update by May 20, 2014.

Doctor ObamaOn April 17, 2014, President Obama declared the success of his law, claiming that 8 million Americans had signed up for health insurance, but data from the insurance providers reveals that the president’s figure is largely misleading.

As of April 15, 2014, insurers informed the committee that only 2.45 million had paid their first month’s premium for coverage obtained through the federally facilitated marketplace.

While the administration has relied on questionable nationwide figures to boast the law’s success, the state-by-state breakdown compiled by the committee underscores the serious problems facing some states.

For months, the committee and members of the press have urged the administration to provide rudimentary details about enrollment under the law, including information regarding the makeup of the risk pool and who had actually paid for their health care plans.

Administration officials repeatedly insisted they were incapable of collating that data and that the insurance providers are the only ones with those details. The committee followed the administration’s suggestion and went directly to the insurance providers.

“In a sad reversal away from its vows of transparency, the Obama administration, from inside the Oval Office on down, has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep basic details of the health law from the public. Tired of receiving incomplete pictures of enrollment in the health care law, we went right to the source and found that the administration’s recent declarations of success may be unfounded,” commented full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). “We need a complete picture of how this law is working. We will continue to strive for transparency and hold the administration accountable for this law’s shortcomings and broken promises.”

Key Figures:

Nationwide (as of April 15, 2014), 67 percent of people had completed enrollment and paid their first month’s premium and 33 percent had not. Of those who had paid their first month’s premium:

        • Under 18: six percent;
        • Ages 18 to 25: 10 percent;
        • 26 to 34: 15 percent;
        • 35 to 44: 16 percent;
        • 45 to 54: 23 percent;
        • 55 to 64: 29 percent;
        • 65 and older: 1 percent.

statistical pdf available HERE:

Obamacare pdf enrollment


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22 Responses to Energy / Commerce Committee Reveals W.H. ObamaCare Enrollment Figures False – 33% of “Enrollees” Never Paid Premium (State By State pdf Doc Included)

  1. doodahdazee says:

    Obama=Zero Credibility.


  2. rashomon says:

    You had to know by the way all the spokespersons were “crafting” their message that this was and remains to be a DISASTER!


  3. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    I hope Sebelius winds up sharing a cell with Lois Lerner


  4. jordan2222 says:

    One thing is for sure; the Obama administration has kept it vows of transparency. It is transparently obvious that we can believe nothing that comes from any part of it.


  5. sundance says:

    Riddle me this.

    Real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth slowed to 0.1% in the first Quarter. This is the total production value of all products and services generated by the entire U.S. economy.

    Yet healthcare expenditures rose by a whopping 9.9% in the same quarter:

    ….”Total spending on medical care spiked in the first quarter of 2014 as ObamaCare’s coverage expansion took effect, a widely anticipated shift that surprised observers nonetheless with its scale. Healthcare expenditures rose by 9.9 percent so far this year, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, a division of the Commerce Department. The figure came in a report showing that U.S. gross domestic product grew only 0.1 percent in the first quarter, a disappointing number that the administration blamed on persistently severe winter weather.

    The White House celebrated the healthcare spending trend as evidence that more people are getting medical care as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Officials also pointed to the distinction between spending growth and medical inflation: prices for healthcare services grew only 0.5 percent in Q1″….

    …..And given the energy sector is still growing double digits as U.S. industry produces domestic oil and natural gas in record production quantities.

    So what does this mean?

    It means all other sectors of GDP other than Energy and Healthcare are in a period of MASSIVE CONTRACTION. So much so – the huge increases in Energy and Healthcare can barely offset the reductions.

    Think about it.


    • John Galt says:

      “It means all other sectors of GDP other than Energy and Healthcare are in a period of MASSIVE CONTRACTION. So much so – the huge increases in Energy and Healthcare can barely offset the reductions.”

      Yes, the economy sucks, even using Zero’s numbers for the economy. Scary.


    • texan59 says:

      How much of total GDP spending was by FEDGOV? If you pull that out in its entirety you’re gonna get about -3%, I’m thinking.


  6. harrydweeks says:

    LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES. So what happens now ? …….. Unfortunately NOTHING.


  7. Mr. Izz says:

    I have a very long and annoying story about my Obamacare nightmare, but I’ll just throw this out there…. I signed up, but I’m still waiting for my insurance company to send me the information so I can start paying. I guess I’m being counted as one of those “success” stories.


  8. realitycheck says:

    Are there any numbers from the state marketplaces? (New York etc)


    • Just what I was going to ask. I do know that Oregon, which decided to do the “marketplace” on their own has been a total failure. Any signups were done on paper by insurance agents helping individuals sign up. The state has spent more than $300 million trying to get the website working. Oracle was the sole contractor, I think. State officials are trying to decide what to do next. Hubris of the highest order. We have a Governor-for-life, Democrat, of course, who is also, get this… a doctor! Bwahahahahahaha! The insanity just persists.


  9. woohoowee says:

    The 88% paid figure for Arkansas is misleading. That figure includes the Medicaid expansion. Those eligible for Medicaid are signed up with private insurers which are paid for with Medicaid dollars, because of a three year agreement between the State and Feds.

    Looked around for the accurate stats, but no success thus far. I’ll make some contacts tomorrow and see if I can get a true percentage. Rumor has it that most are Medicaid.

    A broke State flirting with disaster. We have NO tax base to support any of this, and many of us whose wages are earned out of state have put our homes on the market to relieve ourselves of the Arkansas State tax on our wages. I’m guessing Arkansas shot itself in the foot.


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