Breaking News: As of Today Top Analyst Projects That Well Over 6 Million Will Enroll in Obamacare by March 31

 

Charles Gaba, the  health care guru who has become widely known as the “Nate Silver of Obamacare”. is now projecting that by March 31 6.22 million Americans will have signed up for insurance in the Exchanges. 

And that is what Gaba is projecting today.  I suspect that as we approach the deadline,  enrollments will snowball.

As young people who have signed up talk to those who haven’t, more and more 18-34 year olds will learn about the subsidies that not only  cut premiums, but slash deductibles.

Spread the word: the subsidies are so generous that roughly 6.5 million Americans will be able to buy $0 premium plans. That’s right—the insurance will cost nothing. Half of those 6.6 million will be under 39. 

.7 million anyone?

Keep in mind, after March 31 people can sign up if they experience a “life-changing” event: get married, have a baby, lose a job, get divorced.

A great many of them will be under 40. Young Americans will continue to sign up throughout the summer.

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The “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” Will Begin Promoting Obamacare

Bill Clinton has agreed to help the Obama administration explain health care reform to the American people. Giving the amount of misinformation polluting our airwaves, the former president could be a huge help.

Clinton is a master of talking to the public one-on-one (“Now listen to me here, this is important”), rattling off facts without losing his audience, explaining what’s fair and what isn’t (“and I think you think so too”), sounding for all the world like Jimmy Stewart playing a country lawyer,

As White House aide Dan Pfeiffer pointed out on Twitter while the welcoming the former president to the team, Clinton is “the Secretary of Explaining Stuff.”

Think about it: the majority of uninsured 18-34 year olds are minorities. (I will be explaining why in my next post.)  These are the generally healthy young adults we need in the Exchanges in order to keep premiums down. Who do you think they will listen to: John Boehner, Avik Roy, Douglas Holtz-Eakin or Bill Clinton?

Since he left office in January 2001, Clinton’s popularity has soared. Last year, a Gallup poll revealed that about 70 percent of Americans view the former president favorably  with young adult among his biggest fans.

 

 

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