EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the website's first week, out of tens of millions of Americans in 36 states
Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the first week the Healthcare.gov website was online, according to two sources inside the Department of Health and Human Services who gave MailOnline an exclusive look at the earliest enrollment numbers.
The career civil servants, who process data inside the agency, confirmed independently that just 6,200 Americans applied for health insurance through the problem-plagued website on October 1, the day it first opened to the public.
Neither HHS nor the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would comment on the record about the numbers. Enroll America, the president's organization of health care 'navigators' who are charged with helping Americans sign up, didn't reply to a request for information about its level of success so far.
The White House also did not respond to emails seeking comment.
But several administration officials have claimed this month that they didn't have access to the kinds of raw figures MailOnline obtained from the people who work for them. And the anemic totals suggest a far lower level of interest in coverage through the Affordable Care Act than the Obama administration has hoped to see.~snip~
I wonder if the low level of interest has anything to do with the doubling or more of premiums and the pathetically huge deductibles offered by Obamacare?
If the state-run exchanges were to have a similar response rate for six months, the national enrollment total would be approximately 2 million.The real danger here is that when Obamacare gets to the point where it is in imminent collapse that Obama and the democrats will respond by enrolling everyone in the non-affordable care act and then use the power of the partisan IRS to seize whatever revenue is required to prop up Obama's "signature" piece of legislation.
That number is less than 29 per cent of the 7 million the Obama administration would need, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in order to balance the new health insurance system's books and keep it from financial collapse.
There ain't no way the socialists in the democrap party will allow O-care to collapse.
After all, the democrats already believe that anything we have is theirs anyway so why not confiscate what they choose to for our good?