Michigan Paid Up Only 55% Of Enrolled in ACA
Michigan’s number is less than the 67% national percentage of enrolled + paid ACA participants in the federal exchanges. (note the 67% may change soon as Oregon joins the federal program, currently with 0 participants) That 67% figure undermines the 8 million number that the administration says are signed up, resulting in just over 5 million to date having signed up and paid.
In Michigan only 55% of enrollees in the ACA have opened their wallets. And along with those 55%, there are some other numbers that stand out; Of the under 18 year olds, only 6% are enrolled and paid, the 18-25 year olds only 10%. Given that the plan to fund the ACA was with these healthy young specimens paying their fair share up front, this is going to pose a little problem for ongoing operation of this scam. Heck, even the 26-35 demographic has only a 17% E & P.
The Data shows that the lying liars keep lying too. With former HHS head Sebelius touting better participation:
The data also diverges from the estimate that Sebelius gave in March.
“What we know from insurance companies… tell us that, for their initial customers, it’s somewhere between 80, 85, some say as high as 90 percent, have paid so far,” Sebelius told Oklahoma City CBS affiliate KWTV. However, she noted, “Lots of companies have different timetables for when their new customers have to send their first payment.”
- Rule number one: “Don’t trust the Government”
- Rule number two: “if ever you find yourself believing what government functionaries say, Refer to ‘Rule number one.’ “
Add to all of this the fact that our hospitals (many of whom lobbied for expansion of medicaid in Michigan) are now facing financial troubles? Considering the effect of reimbursement rates falling, confusion of health care choices, people just saying “to hell with it,” and the inability to purchase the ‘plan you like,’ should we be surprised THIS IS HAPPENING?
Folks, this is merely a symptom of non-adherence to the constitution and the principles of liberty. This entire thing has been set-up-to-fail to make way for an even more sinister system from the get go.
Suggestion: Buy a lot of sugar; because the spoonfuls are going to have to be shovelfuls for the rest of this medicine to make its way down.