Sebelius Comes "Clean" On Obamacare Enrollment Numbers - 79% Miss (Full Report)

Tyler Durden's picture

Despite rewriting history as usual, proclaiming that the administration 'knew' early numbers would be low (not true since they estimated 500,000 and are rumored to only have ~50,000), and changing the definition of what an enrollee is, and managing our expectations via Carney's press conference, we are intrigued to see what the "huge demand" Kathleen Sebelius expected for Obamacare has actually resulted in... Perhaps she needs to call the helpline! Remember, as Peter Schiff noted, the website can be fixed, but Obamacare can't (unless, of course, more keg-standers and sluts sign up).

  • 26,794 on Federal Exchange
  • 79,391 on State Exchanges

Bear in mind that this 106,185 includes those who added the plan sto their carts but did not pay - which has a ~70% cancellation rate across e-commerce platforms.

As TPM notes,

The administration was expecting 500,000 enrollments in October.


But as, one supporter of the law noted, "I think there's no number that's too low, the main thing that we're going to learn is that the website isn't working."


That internal memo with the 500,000 figure also projected a significant uptick after the first month. The administration was aiming for 3.3 million enrollments by Dec. 31 -- meaning about 85 percent were expected to occur during November and December.

Here's what she promised... "the good news is you can get started today..."


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will release a report on the numbers at 3:30 p.m., and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will discuss the findings on a press call then.

Remember how they crowed of the "interest"...The following inverted pyramid highlights the dismal reality of the Affordable Care Act as of a month ago...


We wonder just how much has changed in the last month...






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Troll Magnet's picture

100,000 enrollees. 

15 milion policies cancelled.



Pladizow's picture

And all 106K enrollees will be 60+ and otherwise uninsurable!

The fine for not enrolling will have to be increased to offset this adverse selection.

pods's picture

And premiums next year will have to increase to offset the huge amount of net takers joining up.

How laughable is it when only 100k people "sign up" for something when they have a gun to their heads?

This is an unmitigated disaster.


AlaricBalth's picture

Anyone else notice the footnote on pg. 1. I'll paraphrase is for you: But we're better than Romneycare!!!

And just to add to this farce, the HHS report source of the Romneycare info comes from a completely partisan rag called the New Repubic.

The first month enrollment experience in the Marketplace exceeds comparable first month enrollment in theCommonwealth Care program in the Massachusetts Health Connector. In Massachusetts, the number of premium-paying enrollees who signed up during the first month of enrollment was 123 or 0.3 percent of thetotal enrollment of 36,167 at the end of the year.

NOTaREALmerican's picture

Re:  Romneycare

That LIEBRAL!   Good thing the Red Team didn't run a RINO like that for President, not a SINGLE "Conservative" would have voted for someone like THAT!

macholatte's picture



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kito's picture

funny thing about the "success" of the state exchanges. ny is touting its success by signing up 48,000 people. however, half chose the MEDICAID option!!!






barliman's picture


Tyler, Tyler, Tyler ...

You might want to add this UPDATE as a question for folks to consider:

106,185 people have ENROLLED when the state numbers are included.

It is now EXACTLY 6 weeks to January 1, 2014 when those people are, theoretically, expecting to have new insurance policies in place.

(Granted, many of them will NEVER pay for it ...but they will STILL be EXPECTING to have new policy.)

How many of the 106,185 enrollments have had data successfully RECEIVED by the insurance companies?

Hail Spode's picture

"How laughable is it when only 100k people "sign up" for something when they have a gun to their heads?"

Now we know why DHS needed so much ammo.  An empty gun to the head is not enough to induce the serfs to sign up for Obamacare.   It has to be a loaded gun.

Agent P's picture

"100,000 enrollees. 

15 milion policies cancelled."

And you know the administration is viewing this from the angle of "As soon as those 15 million become new enrollees, we can tout the plan's success."  

High fives all around! 

Troll Magnet's picture

I was being serious, bro.  What's the problem?  If you can't enroll thru their website, just call 1-800-fuckyou and give all your personal information to their ex-convict navigators.  Why you sheeple are fretting over this is just beyond my comprehension.  Obama 2016!

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Hedgeless Horseman's Healthcare Pyramid Scheme

drink or die's picture

Looks like terrorist teachings to me.  


I'll take my medical advice from the government website here:

"do you got" is proper grammar, right?

hedgeless_horseman's picture



An American fallacy...

"If only I had affordable health insurance, then I would surely be healthy."

jim249's picture

1 Word to describe this pic, GROSS!!!!!!!!!

ronaldawg's picture

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!  What is that between her legs?  I just scratched my eyes out.

saltedGold's picture

That is referred to as a panis.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Does Obamacare cover a panisectomy?

King_Julian's picture

In my experience, that is known as a gunt. A rather large one by the looks of it.

Meat Hammer's picture

That's an award-winning FUPA, pussgut, or BOB (butt on backwards)

Harbanger's picture

I see the birth of an unexpected little Honey Boo Boo.

pods's picture

Belly button peeking out or HooHah?

"Umm, sorry honey, I think I just made love to your belly button."


Wen_Dat's picture

Thanks Stycho

That helps take away the pain

FreedomGuy's picture

I cannot eat dinner, now.

On the serious side, liberal-statists claim these dysfunctional people do not exist. If they do exist it is NOT because of their own choices. It is the fault of an unfair society and the answer is to subsidize their lives forever. As long as they vote for the welfare state they will confiscate other people's money for them.

Groundhog Day's picture

Can someone please put her out of her misery!!!!   Give her some MCD burgers and fries until she chokes on it

Race Car Driver's picture

What do you think her hand is groping for in that bag next to her?


55 men's picture

First time in my life i have ever seen a dress be used as a belly 1 for creativity......

55 men's picture funny.... My 3 year old walked over while i was looking at this picture and points right at her under belly and says, whats that daddy?

Bastiat's picture

After getting past the shock and gag reflex what blows me away is:  a) that she apparently walked to that bench (how far could you walk carrying an extra 300lbs?)  

Horrific and pitiful.

Straw Dog's picture

Is that her navel immediately below the bottom of her dress, or am I just confused?

forwardho's picture

That peniculas is actually a prolapsed rectum.

Or possibly a massive pudentum.

Pig Circus's picture

She didn't grow that! But you all going to pay to insure that.

Freddie's picture

If you like your disgusting hunk of flab, you can keep your disgusting hunk of flab.

Powder's picture

The bad thing is that is a full sized Coach purse around her neck.

GeezerGeek's picture

Are you certain it's a government website? Why does it not have .com instead of .gov? And would official sites really refer to Obamacare rather than PPACA or ACA or some such moniker? Then considering the listed affiliates, such as It has a blog post listed with the heading "Mike Coffman can't wait for the next crisis". Yes, there are links to, but somehow it all just doesn't seem real.

I suspect that this is one massive satire; if not it is the most surreal implementation of pro-ACA cheerleading. I mean, how in-your-face-you-dumb-conservatives can they get? Someone trying to satirize the hoopla couldn't have done any better.

drink or die's picture

You are having the same response as anyone with half of a brain.


These websites (there are a lot of them) and ads are what happens when you have a bunch of lawyers and politicians trying to make a "cool" marketing scheme aimed at younger people.  

NoDebt's picture

Guys, I think we should all be paying more attention to the REAL 'open enrollment' going on at the same time as Obamacare:  Medicaid.  Remember, plenty of states took the expanded Medicaid offering from the federal government and it's going on right now, too.

You think enrollment is low?  It's happening right under your noses while you continue to look where the magician wants you to look.

ChanceIs's picture

Like ... ummmm ... Dude ... ummmm .... giggle ..... like .... Social Security Disability is wayyyyyyyy up.  Like...maybe...Frau Sibelius learn how to do web pages from SSDI.  Or like...maybe figure out J6P knows a real free lunch when he/she sees it, instead of the ObamaBurger - which will gladly give you a burger Tuesday if you pay for it today.  Now keep your eye on the nut.  It is under one of these three cups.

Pig Circus's picture

Do these number include new Medicaid ers? I don't think so but not sure.

James-Morrison's picture

Time to rename the quality level to something the FSA understands:

The Obamacare "Fast Food level": Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Tin Foil.  (instead of Bronze, Gold, Silver, and Platinum). 

That might help with enrollment.

icanhasbailout's picture

"Don't smoke" should be much higher on the pyramid. Smoking health damage is far overplayed compared to the actual. On its own, smoking is survivable into very old age - witness all the centerians who smoke. It's only when you mix in alcohol, bad nutrition, and other elements that retard your body's ability to cope with damage that smoking becomes a serious factor.