Affordable Care Act Enrollment Falls Way Short Of White House Goal
Despite the White House expecting ObamaCare to be flooded with new customers, actual enrollment has been far lower than expected. The goal was to have 500,000 enrollees in the Affordable Care Act by the end of October, but only 40,000 people have signed up so far. The website glitches that the Affordable Care Act website is currently dealing with will only continue to hurt enrollment in the coming weeks.
“It is clear they don’t have a few weeks of work left; they have months of work left,” said insurance company consultant Bob Laszewski.
The White House has reported that the website glitches will be fixed by the end of the month, but many are skeptical that the site issues will be fixed by then. Meanwhile, President Obama met with concerned democratic leaders last week, who felt that the continued issues with rolling out ObamaCare could ultimately hinder them in the long run/
The two-hour White House meeting included the President and 16 Democratic senators, who grilled him on why their constituents still cannot access the website. Some of the senators in the room reportedly proposed Obama delaying the law’s implementation for up to one year, which the President rejected. However, the insider source said senators left the White House feeling it was a “constructive meeting.”