1. The whole point was to force the remaining 20, 30 or 40 million uninsured Americans into health plans. Some chose not to have medical insurance while others wanted it. A major argument was "why
2. Besides the technical glitch, which would cause any private firm to fire multiple people, enrollments are weak. If they are keeping enrollment numbers hidden, then they are BAD. Any good number would be touted by every media outlet. A bunch of the uninsured don't feel the need for coverage or are complete morons and won't sign up. If they enrolled six people on day one of the roll out with pent up demand and advertising, then the six enrolled out of 4.7 million unique visits is a statistical impossibility. Medical enrollers would expect 75% and above for enrollment figures, and even life and disability insurance providers expect 25% participation.
3. Team Obama knew enrollment in year one would be low since they rigged the
This is why Team Obama is confident glitches will be fixed. The rush of traffic is a spambot scam to artificially boost activity to drive good press to make it look like the program is a success. Slow enrollment figures could be brushed off as delayed due to complex enrolling procedures, but the site visits could be spun by the media as huge demand. The enrollments will continue to be awful. Enrollments will have a high percentage of new Medicaid participants, which will reveal the program to be another redistribution scheme. Those reports will not be hidden. Added to them are the reports of individuals dropped by insurance carriers (post-ACA regulation change, HA the progs outsmarted the insurance corps).
This is abominable. Twenty years ago, there would be political consequences for this. Not anymore. In 1984, Ronald Reagan won Massachusetts by 3% and New York by 8%, and would be three steps to the right of the current GOP. He'd have a hard time being approved by the media as a national candidate today. As right as the conservatives may be about all of this Obamacare, economy, Keystone Pipeline, etc. , the number of inelastic voters is above the tolerable threshold for functioning government. The dysfunction is only going to get worse.