President Obama on Thursday announced the final numbers for the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period.
Eight million people have signed up for private insurance plans through the new federal and state marketplaces. And within the federal marketplaces, 28 percent of enrollees are ages 18 to 34.
This is good news—very, very good news.
Remember, the Congressional Budget Office originally predicted that 7 million people would get insurance through the marketplaces in 2014, with more joining in future years. source
Who'd have thunk it?
After a disastrous roll-out that even had Obama's most ardent supporters wincing, it seems hard to believe. As stated, Obamacare has exceeded optimistic forecast by well over a million participants.
And -- not being a cheerleader -- most reliable polls (non-Fox News) consistently show that the more Americans actually learn about Obamacare provisions -- and not GOP propaganda -- the more supportive they become.
The consistent misrepresentations, distortions, and bogus lies (remember Obama wants to kill granny) regarding Obamacare should put a end to the myth of mainstream media liberal bias.
Just think, back in Oct/Nov 2013 when the roll-out was mired in IT glitches, the GOP mid-term election strategy was based on killing/repealing Obamacare.
The GOP movers and shakers -- Koch brothers, Karl Rove and co. -- are still banking on anti-Obama hysteria to win control of the Senate and buttress their control of the House of Representatives. To counter the deep pockets of the far-right, Obamacare supporters have to grassroot rally the base to match GOP energy.
If progressives vote in force, 2014 does not have to be the bloodbath pundits have predicted. Once again, Honk and Vote if you support the progressive agenda.