Obamacare ‘Slow Start’ Goal Of 500,000 Enrollments By Oct. 31: Only 464,000 To Go!


Yesterday we told you about the finding that fewer than 1 percent of visitors to healthcare.gov had actually enrolled for their Obamacare. Today comes a report from The Associated Press that reveals the White House had higher hopes for the President’s socialized healthcare scheme — much higher hopes.

According to the AP, which glimpsed an internal memo circulated in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in early September, the White House had envisioned a worst-case rollout scenario in which only half a million people (494,620 is the precise figure) would be enrolled through the healthcare.gov website by the end of October.

But, one week into the disastrous rollout of the Federal government’s online healthcare marketplace, only 36,000 people have signed up. That’s 464,000 fewer, so far, than President Barack Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had projected. Worse, HHS set a goal of 7 million people for the six-month enrollment period that runs through March 2014.

Even if you give the White House social engineers the benefit of the doubt and round up the full month of October to five full weeks, there will be only 180,000 Federal insurance buyers if 36,000 people continue to enroll every week. If that rate holds through March 31, healthcare.gov would have enrolled 1,080,000 people — far short of the projected 7 million.

Long term, the goal of Obamacare is ostensibly to get 50 million uninsured Americans on Obamacare.

The to-date figures apply only to the Federal insurance marketplace offered in the 36 States that have declined to participate in Obamacare and set up their own State-run insurance websites. There’s not yet been a big-picture report of how many people have signed up through the 24 State-run exchanges, though it’s a safe bet that number, if added to the 36,000 who’ve enrolled through the Federal website, still would come nowhere close to the Obama Administration’s unrealistic projections.

For example, California, the Nation’s most populous State, manages its own Obamacare online marketplace. After one week, the State had processed only 43,616 applications — and only 16,311 of those had been completed with household eligibility determined.

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    Obama administration caught in blatant software piracy; script powering Healthcare.gov ripped off from UK company….Friday, October 18, 2013

    The Obama administration has been caught red-handed engaged in software piracy. Computer code used on Healthcare.gov was stolen (and then modified in an effort to conceal the theft) from a UK company called Spry Media.

    To my best knowledge, this story was broken byWeeklyStandard.com in a blog authored by Jeryl Bier.

    The computer code that was stolen is called DataTables, and it is exclusively provided under a GPL v2 license which requires anyone who uses the software code to keep the copyright notice visible in the code itself. This allows the original author of the code to receive attribution for creating it.

    An analysis of the code running Healthcare.gov reveals that the Obamacare development team maliciously removed the copyright notice and credit attributions from the code while copying and using the rest of the code. In the field of journalism, this would be called “plagiarism.” In the field of computer software, it’s called “piracy” according to the U.S. government.

    Here’s an image capture of the copyright notice which is supposed to remain in the code: http://www.naturalnews.com/042564_Obamacare_software_piracy_computer_code.html

  • Dale DuBois

    How do you expect people to sign up for Obamacare even if it was cheap, like even $100 per month when people don’t ever have an extra $100. I won’t pay twice what I’m paying now, I’ll do without insurance. After all Obama wants people to die, so I’ll just kick off and be happy.

  • Vigilant

    I wanted to let you know that earlier today I received my
    “Obamacare enrollment packet” from the White House.

    It contained:

    · An aspirin and a band-aid.
    · An ‘Obama Hope & Change’ bumper sticker
    · A ‘Bush’s Fault’ yard sign
    · A ‘Blame Republicans first, then anybody and everybody’ poster
    · A ‘Tax the Rich’ banner
    · An application for unemployment and a free cellphone
    · An application for food stamps
    · A prayer rug
    · A letter assigning my debt to my grandchildren
    · And lastly, a coupon for a machine that blows smoke up my ass.

    Everything was made in “China” and all directions were in Spanish.

    Keep an eye out. Yours should be arriving soon.

  • John Kloch

    Dump Obama socialist Obama care also dump Demarcates who are helping this none American Muslim destroying America. Demarcates do not like America anymore. If you do not like America leave this country and stay out of this country. Please take Obama with you then you can keep kissing his raer. I was a demarcate but never again what I see you are doing to this country.