“Roses are red, Violets are blue, You didn’t have a health plan, But now you do,” she wrote, adding a picture that seemed to include a not-so-subtle threat that Americans have until March 31 to sign up:
— HHS.gov (@HHSGov) February 14, 2014
Of course, not everyone was impressed:
One person hit the nail square on the head:
On Jan. 1, the Daily Caller reported:
More than 4.7 million Americans had their health insurance canceled as a result of any of the thousand-plus-page law’s new rules, The Associated Press reports, but the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed Tuesday that between federal and state exchanges, just two million Americans have signed up for Obamacare coverage.
Of course, the numbers have changed somewhat since then.
The Washington Post reported earlier this month:
The latest enrollment data from the Obama administration show that 3.3 million people have signed up for private health insurance through federal and state insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. This figure represents all enrollment from Oct. 1 through Feb. 1. It includes both people who have and have not paid their first month’s premium. Of those people, 1,146,100 selected their health insurance plans in January, meaning there was a 53 percent increase enrollment last month alone.
That’s still fewer people than have lost coverage so far, and from we can gather, the government has no idea how many of those have actually paid.
The New York Times added:
About four-fifths of those choosing health plans to date qualified for financial assistance to help pay their premiums, administration officials said.
But it gets even better. According to Betsy McCaughey:
It now looks like ObamaCare will hurt twice as many people as it helps — because the law isn’t nearly done with canceling people’s insurance.
She goes on to say that a “a conservative estimate is that 25 million people, out of the 60 million in small group plans, get dropped in 2014. Add that to the 5 million or so whose individual-market already canceled on Jan. 1, and you have a lot of losers.”