Sunday, December 24, 2017

Efficient Use of Government Funds

For most, Open Enrollment 5.0 (OE5) in the Federal Marketplace is officially over. Trump's "sabotage" of the insurance market was a rousing success. In an all out assault on Obamacare they successfully cut the following funding:

  • Outreach and Marketing from $100,000,000 to $10,000,000
  • Unlicensed Assistance Programs from $63,000,000 to $37,000,000
  • They also saved by reducing the amount of time people had for OE5 from 90 days to 45. This shortened window also saves on costs to pay government employees who work directly with enrollment assistance.
  • Eliminated payments for Cost Sharing Reductions of over $7 Billion.

So what were Trump's sales results? Over 8.8 million people selected a plan. Down a paltry 4% from last year's enrollment of 9.2 million.

Exactly as every Obamacare supporter predicted.
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