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Obama Is Lowering Expectations ObamaCare To Make Clinton Look Better

- November 13, 2015

The Obama Administration Projects A “Flat Estimate Of Growth” On The ObamaCare Exchanges Next Year. “This nearly flat estimate of growth on the exchanges reflects both the successes so far and the challenges ahead for the new marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.” (Jeffrey Young, “ObamaCare Enrollment Will Barely Increase Next Year, Feds Say,” Huffington Post, 10/15/15)

  • Obama Has Played “An Elaborate Numbers Game” In Managing Expectations In An Election Year So That Enrollment Numbers Don’t Fall Short. “Why did the Obama administration set such a modest goal? It was part of an elaborate numbers game played for several years by proponents and opponents of the health law. On the one hand, administration officials want to manage expectations in a presidential election year, when surpassing the goal will be better for Democrats than falling short. In this respect, federal officials are like corporate executives who smooth out earnings to meet or exceed projections given to investors.” (Robert Pear, “Careful Calculus Guides Obama Administration In Health Insurance Projections,” The New York Times, 10/17/15)

For 2016, The Obama Administration Set A Goal Of 10 Million Customers Enrolled. “The administration has set a goal of 10 million customers enrolled and paying their premiums by the end of 2016 on HealthCare.gov and state insurance markets.” (Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, “Bigger Bite For Health Law Penalty On Uninsured,” The Associated Press, 10/19/15)

  • 900,000 New Consumers Will Purchase Coverage On The ObamaCare Exchange For 2016. “The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 10 million people will be covered by private health insurance policies obtained via the Affordable Care Act's exchange marketplaces in 2016, an increase of just 900,000 from the 9.1 million people the department estimates will have such plans by the end of this year.” (Jeffrey Young, “ObamaCare Enrollment Will Barely Increase Next Year, Feds Say,” Huffington Post, 10/15/15)

The Number Of ObamaCare Enrollees Is “Well Below What Congressional Budget Analysts Had Estimated.” “That's roughly the number covered now, and well below what congressional budget analysts had estimated for 2016.” (Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, “Bigger Bite For Health Law Penalty On Uninsured,” The Associated Press, 10/19/15)

  • The Congressional Budget Office “Long Expected 2016 To Usher In The Biggest Surge In Enrollment.” “That figure is just half the most recent forecast by congressional budget analysts, who have long expected 2016 to usher in the biggest surge in enrollment.” (Amy Goldstein, “White House Projects Marginal ACA Enrollment Growth In 2016,” The Washington Post, 10/15/15)

The Obama Administration’s Lowered Enrollment Projection Is The Second Time The Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office Has Undercut Obama’s Enrollment Projections. “The new HHS prediction represents the second time that the administration has significantly undercut that of the Congressional Budget Office.” (Amy Goldstein, “White House Projects Marginal ACA Enrollment Growth In 2016,” The Washington Post, 10/15/15)

  • The CBO Had Projected 13 Million Enrollees For 2015. “The latest discrepancy is much greater than a year ago, when federal health officials predicted that enrollment through the insurance marketplaces would reach up to 9.9 million by the end of 2015, compared with the CBO’s 13 million.” (Amy Goldstein, “White House Projects Marginal ACA Enrollment Growth In 2016,” The Washington Post, 10/15/15)

Clinton To Double Down On Failed ObamaCare Policy

Clinton’s Health Care Policies “Amount To ObamaCare 2.0” To Fix The Problems ObamaCare Was Supposed To Solve. “Hillary Clinton touted a plan Wednesday to address a growing concern among strapped middle-class voters: fast-rising out-of-pocket costs for those who have health coverage. The plan is part of a broad package of changes she is rolling out this week that amount to Obamacare 2.0, pivoting from the divisive debate over expanding health care coverage to concerns about affordability and economic security uppermost in the minds of middle-class voters.” (Paul Demko, “Clinton Pivots To Health Care Affordability,” Politico, 9/23/15)

  • ObamaCare Has Failed To Address Rising Health Care Costs, While Clinton Calls For More Government Intervention. “Mr. Obama has spent five years minimizing cost issues still confronting many health care consumers. Mrs. Clinton is taking those on without apologies. She would go beyond the president’s 2010 law, capping a patient’s share of the bill for doctor visits and prescription drugs. She would repeal the law’s planned tax on high-cost employer-sponsored insurance — a tax the White House says is needed to constrain the growth of health spending.” (Robert Pear, “Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Proposals, Focus On Cost, Go Well Beyond Obama’s,” The New York Times, 10/6/15)

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