Thursday, June 23, 2011

The ObamaPool©: Rest Period!

It's important to remember that, when we "passed the bill to read what's in it," we were told that some 4 million people would be jumping into the state-run ObamaPools©.

Would that it were so.

Talk about underselling:

"Barely a dozen Mainers have signed up for an insurance plan that covers pre-existing conditions, which has been available in the state for nearly a year."

Remember, this is highly subsidized coverage, which includes pre-existing conditions including maternity, at reasonable rates and no underwriting or exclusions for pre-existing conditions.

The underwhelming result?

"[O]nly 14 people have subscribed to the plan"

That's out of a total population of over 1.3 million people. If we take the (debunked) figure of (say) 15% uninsured, then we're talking about a potential client base of almost 200,000 people, of which a grand total of a baker's dozen + 1 have availed themselves.

Or, as the gummint might say, "success!"
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