Jay Carney just briefed reporters in a White House Press Conference on Obamacare and other issues such as the status of Iran. Responding to Bill Clinton’s comment on Obamacare aka “The Affordable Care Act”, the ACA or the “Marketplace”, “The big lesson is that we are better off with this law than without it.” Carney stated, “The President as you know has pledged to ask his task team to address this problem. Because his focus is that people get quality and low-cost health insurance.”
“It means the enrollment numbers will be lower than expected.”
“More than half of those individuals will have better insurance… More than half will qualify for subsidies and more than half will qualify for Medicaid.” The President has asked his team to address this problem.”
Some additional notable quotes from Jay Carney on the failure to launch President Obama’s signature Healthcare mandate, “The Affordable Care Act” aka “Obamacare” illegally forced upon the Republic of the United States of America:
“I cannot confirm those numbers. The administration will release numbers later in this month. I anticipate later this week.”
“The pattern of behavior is to shop around and wait when you don’t have to purchase.”
“We expect that pattern to work itself out”
“They’ve been working through that punch list.”
“Our goal is to have that website functioning effectively by the end of the month.”
“They can also apply and enroll by mail.”
“The site will be functioning effectively by the end of the month.”
“But we expect it to be functioning effectively for the vast majority of users by the end of the month.”
“In fact, Chairman Issa said on Fox News that he wanted the website fixed and fixed quickly.”
Carney surprisingly quoted Fox News as its source referring to Chairman Issa holding hearings on the debacle surrounding the failure of all things Obamacare. Wow what a turn around from the initial desire of the Obama administration to denounce Fox News as a “legitimate news agency” early on in Obama’s first four years. Guess conservatives are making some progress.
Guy Benson had previously reported for Fox News that there would be potentially a much lower sign up rate than the already low percentage number of 1% of the desired 500 thousand for this time period so far.
In addition it was reported, “400,000 signed up for Medicaid. Permanent shortage of paying customers.” The latest on the status of Obamacare enrollees was expected to be much lower than anticipated. Immediately prior to the White House Press conference on the heated topic of the disastrous launch and consequences of Obama’s Obamacare, Lou Dobbs reported,”70 million on Medicaid and upwards of 50 million on food stamps.”
Their ratio [the government's] was 9 to 7 for every 9 people signing up 7 would pay for it on regular Healthcare insurance.
The ultimate goal for the ObamaCare program is to take high premiums from the young and healthy and give it to the older on government subsidized healthcare (i.e Medicare.)
“Where are we getting these extra Federal dollars?” Alice asked Lou, “We are watching a greater taxation result.” “Of course there is always the time-honored deficit to lean upon.”
We will keep you posted on further updates or significant changes as they occur. ~PBN