Obamacare Enrollment Less Than 10% In 45 States

Just how successful has the enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges been?

We’ve been hearing about the myriad of failures of the websites to begin with.  Then there are those who did manage to log in only to find out that the costs of the insurance offered were considerably higher than expected causing many to opt out and settle for paying the tax penalty.  A few managed to make their way through the system and purchase their policies only to be told a few days later that they didn’t qualify for the federal subsidy and their payments were going to be more than they could afford.  One man signed up and received his policy made out in his dog’s name.

We’ve heard hype and lies from the White House and others about how Obamacare is a success with a few hiccups in the system that are being worked out.  With the December 23 deadline for enrollment looming just a few days away, what are the enrollment numbers telling us?

Would you believe that 45 states have yet to see enrollment reach 10% of their goals?

Here is a list of some of states with the number of enrollments along with the goals set for each state:

  • Alaska – 398 of 20,000 = 2.9%
  • Arizona – 3,601 of 111,000 = 3.2%
  • Arkansas – 1,404 of 51,000 = 2.8%
  • Delaware – 793 of 35,000 = 5.4%
  • District of Columbia – 565 of 43,000 = 1.3%
  • Florida – 17,908 of 477,000 = 3.8%
  • Georgia – 6,859 of 204,000 = 3.4%
  • Hawaii – 574 of 9,000 = 6.4%
  • Idaho – 1,730 of 40,000 = 4.3%
  • Illinois – 7,043 of 143,000 = 4.9%
  • Indiana – 3,492 of 125,000 = 2.8%
  • Iowa – 757 of 41,000 = 1.8%
  • Kansas – 1,855 of 53,000 = 3.5%
  • Kentucky – 20,951 of 220,000 = 9.5%
  • Louisiana – 2,193 of 94,000 = 2.3%
  • Maine – 1,747 of 23,000 = 7.6%
  • Maryland – 4,834 of 150,000 = 3.2%
  • Massachusetts – 1,700 of 250,000 = 0.7%
  • Michigan – 6,847 of 161,000 = 4.3%
  • Minnesota – 4,478 of 67,000 = 6.7%
  • Mississippi – 802 of 58,000 = 1.4%
  • Missouri – 4,124 of 118,000 = 3.5%
  • Montana – 1,382 of 31,000 = 4.5%
  • Nebraska – 1,965 of 40,000 = 4.9%
  • Nevada – 6.600 of 115,000 = 5.7%
  • New Hampshire – 1,569 of 19,000 = 8.3%
  • New Jersey – 3,259 of 96,000 = 3.4%
  • New Mexico – 934 of 83,000 = 1.1%
  • North Carolina – 8,970 of 191,000 = 4.7%
  • North Dakota – 265 of 11,000 = 2.4%
  • Ohio – 5,672 of 190,000 = 3.0%
  • Oklahoma – 1,673 of 84,000 = 2.0%
  • Oregon – 730 of 237,000 = 0.3%
  • Pennsylvania – 11,788 of 206,000 = 5.7%
  • South Carolina – 2,761 of 92,000 = 3.0%
  • South Dakota  372 of 19,000 = 2.0%
  • Tennessee – 4,507 of 123,000 = 3.7%
  • Texas – 14,038 of 629,000 = 2.2%
  • Utah – 1,865 of 57,000 = 3.3%
  • Vermont – 4,987 = 8.7%
  • Virginia – 4,946 of 127,000 = 3.9%
  • Washington – 17,780 of 340,000 = 5.4%
  • West Virginia – 775 of 24,000 = 3.2%
  • Wisconsin – 5,303 of 79,00 = 6.7%
  • Wyoming – 521 of 13,000 = 4.0%

From the numbers, I would say that Obamacare is a complete failure and that the entire system needs to be scrapped immediately.  If our government is insistent on becoming a socialist country and providing national healthcare, then it needs to be done in a manner that is truly affordable for everyone.  Before they open it up to the public and place enrollment deadlines, they need to make sure the system works.

Preferably, the federal government needs to take their grubby paws out of private business altogether and allow for free enterprise the way it used to be.  Every time the feds stick their noses into private business and lives, they only manage to screw it up and make it cost more.