Obamacare: By the Numbers

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Obamacare By the Numbers

How many uninsured Americans are really benefiting from Obamacare?

By 2023: there will be 25 million fewer Americans without health insurance than if the law had not been enacted.

According to the Census Bureau:


In 2012 15.4 percent of people in the United States were uninsured
Down from 48.6 million people in 2011, to 48 million in 2012.
Medicare covered 15.7 percent of the population

From 1999 to 2012 the proportion of people with private health insurance declined: 73% to 63.9%
While the proportion with government coverage rose from 24.2% to 32.%
Nearly 25 percent: of people in households with an annual incomes of less than $25,000 were uninsured in 2012.
7.9%: uninsured rate in households with incomes of $75,000 or.
Mar. 23, 2010: Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) becomes law
June 28, 2012: U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 vote

Looking to the Future


3.3 million: In Sept. 2013, number of people government projected would enroll in the Affordable Care Act by December, 2013.

When asked “What does success look like?” Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:
“Success looks like at least 7 million people having signed up by the end of March 2014,”

2.7 million of these enrollees would need to be young and healthy in order to keep premiums down.

In September, Marilyn Tavenner, (Head of the HHS agency responsible for implementing the Affordable Care Act) circulated a memo that projected monthly enrollment targets of,

500,000 in October

706,000 in November

2.1 million in December

Total: 3.2 million by Jan. 1

These figures would continue until, they hit the projected 7 million people enrolled by March.

By 2023: there will be 25 million fewer Americans without health insurance than if the law had not been enacted.
31 million: number of people who will still be uninsured by 2023, according to estimates




How things look now


The Obama administration estimated that 500,000 people would sign up in the first month of open enrollment.

Total Enrolled in the first month: 106,000

Of those who chose plans, only ¼ (26,794) of those enrolled at healthcare.gov, healthcare.gov serves customers in 36 states.

79,391 enrolled through websites and exchanges run by 14 states (and the District of Columbia)

Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2 nearly 27 million people visited the exchange websites.

Over 3 million people called federal help lines.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, in the first two months of open enrollment, 364,682 Americans had selected plans.

137,204 signed up on the federal marketplace, healthcare.gov.

227,478 had enrolled via the 16 state-run exchanges.

Fixing Those Glitches

Before a site upgrade on Dec. 1 almost ¼ of healthcare.gov’s 834 forms contained errors.
A bug, which prevented social security numbers from being included on forms, made up 80% of the site’s form errors.
Bug was patched in the Dec. 1st upgrade.

Post Patch

In the week following the upgrade 3.7 million consumers visited the website, reflecting its improved functionality, software repairs, and hardware upgrades.

29,000: number of people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov between Dec.1 and Dec. 2nd, more than the 26,794 who signed up in the entire month of October.

In November, initial deadline for enrollment (Dec. 15) was pushed back to Dec. 23.

Fighting against Obamacare:
46: number of times the U.S. House of Rep. has voted to repeal Obamacare

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Sources
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-obamacare-enrollment-20131113,0,6840049.story
http://www.newsmax.com/US/cms-obamacare-website-errors/2013/12/06/id/540542
http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/dec/4/tensions-hit-boiling-point-over-obamacare-enrollme/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-02/obamacare-website-sign-ups-said-to-reach-100-000-in-month.html
http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/12/13/obamacare-week-11-progress-report/
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/seven-million-customers-obamacare-affordable-care-act-health-insurance-100989.html
http://obamacarefacts.com/obamacarebill.php