And for the same reasons as those enrollment shortfalls have always fallen short: O-Care-compliant plans are too expensive, once-size-fits-all comprehensive plans with a bunch of coverages most people neither need nor want, and it's plainly and simply cheaper to pay the
The only even mildly intriguing question is how the White House is going to BS it this time 'round:
According to the Washington Times, the Department of Health and Human Services reports that as of June, 9.9 million Americans bought coverage through the federal HealthCare.gov portal and a handful of state-run exchanges — ahead of the Obama administration estimates for 2015.
But that number's less than the twenty-one million the Congressional Budget Office projected for 2016.
"Given where things stand, the ramp-up of enrollment may be slower than initially anticipated," Elizabeth Carpenter, a vice president at Avalere Health consultants tells the Times. [emphasis added]
That's an excessively euphemistic way of describing it.
And for the Regime, that's not even the worst part of the story:
According to Americans for Tax Reform, between the end of March and the end of June, twenty-nine states plus the District of Columbia lost ObamaCare enrollees, for a total net loss of 238,119 enrollees in the three-month period.
States that lost the most enrollees include Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, and Arizona. [emphasis added]
The Unaffordable Care Act is floundering its way toward implosion, just as it was designed to do. But still comparatively "under the radar".
Just wait until the Employer Mandate finally kicks in, though, folks. That is when the proverbial feces is going to hit the fan.
And when that happens, none of us will escape.