Obamacare Enrollees Creating a Twitter, Are They Real Or Are They Fake?

Rarely has a government program rollout resulted in the level of disaster as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges over their first two weeks. The White House refuses to release enrollment statistics that should be easily gleaned from internal systems serving the exchange sites, if those servers actually remained up and running.

Small wonder, then, that no one really knows how many have managed to actually buy a health-insurance policy through the federal exchange. The Daily Mail sought out answers from the insurance industry, and got estimates of 51,000 after one week — a pace that would have just two million people covered properly by the March 2014 deadline to comply with the individual mandate, far below the 30 million uninsured that the ACA was intended to assist.

Market analyst Bob Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, put the number much lower than that — at just 5,000. Insurers are seeing the same enrollees repeatedly purchasing, rejecting, and repurchasing plans,  “One carrier exec told me that yesterday they got seven transactions for one person,” Laszewski wrote on Friday, “four enrollments and three cancelations.” The repeated re-enrollments have insurers so spooked that they are staring to worry that “some of these very few enrollments really don’t exist.”

Obamacare enrolless creating a Twitter. Are they real or fake?


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