Carney: Why no, we have no idea how many young people have signed up for ObamaCare

posted at 9:41 pm on December 17, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

The Big Data White House. The most advanced data operation in the history of American politics. The most sophisticated manipulators of vast swaths of information evah:

Almost three months after the launch of the Obamacare website and enrollment period, the Obama administration still cannot provide enrollment numbers for young American’s.

Asked by a reporter at Tuesday’s White House Briefing how many young people have successfully enrolled in Obamacare, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was tight lipped, only saying that he did not have “any data specifically broken down by age” and encouraged the reporter to ask CMS for that data, but cautioned that he did not know what kind of information CMS currently has available. He attempted to justify the lack of records by saying that young people will most likely “wait until the last minute to get their paperwork done or their online applications done.”

The reporter pressed Carney and informed him that CMS will not release the requested statistics. Carney admitted again “I don’t have it, so I would refer you to CMS. I don’t have the data.”

Since the White House has so very little in the way of specific figures, let me see if I can find them some, via Kelly Maher’s Compass Colorado:

DENVER (Dec. 17, 2013) — Colorado’s newest Obamacare exchange numbers are still far below worst-case projections. The exchange has enrolled only 23,009 individuals and Medicaid enrollees are up to 114,192. The exchange had hoped to enroll at least 36,900 individuals by mid-December…

Below is a chart of enrollment demographics from Colorado Connect for Health’s website showing that young people are not signing up at the percentages necessary to finance this health care scam engineered by Obama, Udall, and the rest of the Democrats in power. Most notably, nearly 50 percent of enrollees are over the age of 45.

Colorado stats

Ahem, “45 states still haven’t hit 10 percent of enrollment goals for Obamacare”:

We can skip the scoffing over Oregon and Washington exchanges, as their ludicrously embarrassing failures have been extensively discussed. Oregon’s at 44, with a state goal of 237,000; Washington’s at 17,780… with a goal of 340,000.

Illinois, the president’s home state! Surely they’re ahead of the curve in getting folks enrolled and paid, right? They’re at 7,043… out of a goal of 143,000.

Even Kentucky, often cited as one of Obamacare’s shining success stories, is at 20,951… about 10 percent of the way to their goal of 220,000 enrolled.

All of those “M” states with their own state exchanges, ambitious Democratic governors and deep blue state legislatures — surely, they must be enrolling at a better pace, right?

Eh, not really. Maryland’s at 3,758, with the goal of 150,000 far from sight.

Massachusetts is at 1,700, even further from their state goal of 250,000 paid enrollees.

Minnesota has hit 4,478… out of a goal of 67,000. Still trying to hit 10 percent.

Note all of the above states have Democratic governors. The Obamacare fan’s usual dodge or whine that the rollout is impeded by uncooperative Republican governors does not apply in any of those states; the difficulties in these states indicate that the problems with the program do not stem from insufficient enthusiasm from GOP lawmakers.


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…liar…liar…pants on fire!

KOOLAID2 on December 17, 2013 at 9:43 PM

…enrollment!…who has paid?

KOOLAID2 on December 17, 2013 at 9:44 PM

…they don’t know the number of illegal aliens enrolled…they going to know how many young people they are enrolling….suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeee!

KOOLAID2 on December 17, 2013 at 9:49 PM

…I’ve been shoveling snow!……these people shovel shit!

KOOLAID2 on December 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM

……Oh no!….I’m not going to Jazz Shaw this thread!….get over here people!

KOOLAID2 on December 17, 2013 at 9:52 PM

If it were gangbusters they wouldn’t be able to shut the hell up about it, just another disaster those criminals are trying to brush under the rug.

Bishop on December 17, 2013 at 9:52 PM

I don’t expect better of these weasels.

Philly on December 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Went to a Sam’s Club today.There was a Kiosk with a computer screen for checking to see if you qualified for a subsidy.I was going to see for myself but the system had crashed.All I got was a blue screen.

docflash on December 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM

MegaIncompetence. Obama is the dumbest f-ing man on the planet.

VorDaj on December 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Carney: Why no, we have no idea

‘Nuff said.

Marcola on December 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Mos incompetent President of all time.

VorDaj on December 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Evening

I wouldn’t believe their numbers anyway even if they released some. This is a boondoggle of which we still are far from knowing its full hellish impact.

CoffeeLover on December 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Almost three months after the launch of the Obamacare website and enrollment period, the Obama administration still cannot provide enrollment numbers for young American’s.
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** TYPICAL **!!

canopfor on December 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM

People are signing up for ObamaCare everywhere. It is a tidal wave of humanity! Soon now all 8 billion people in all the 57 states will be enrolled! People are even forsaking sex as it pales to insignificance compared to the multiple orgasms people get when they sign on the healthcare.gov web site!

VorDaj on December 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Went to a Sam’s Club today.There was a Kiosk with a computer screen for checking to see if you qualified for a subsidy.I was going to see for myself but the system had crashed.All I got was a blue screen.

docflash on December 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM

LOL

Midas on December 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM

And of those young people, how many actually have to pay premiums (as opposed to getting subsidized because their salaries are low)?

talkingpoints on December 17, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Barack Obama
8h
Tech executives finish meeting with President Obama on HealthCare.gov and other issues; didn’t speak to reporters – @markknoller
read more on twitter.com

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/obama-health-care-law/
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Seems to be a pattern!!!

canopfor on December 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM

canopfor on December 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Isn’t it just~ Seems Obama co-opted the meeting to speak about Ocare. I read the article in the Daily Mail. The Techies were none too pleased.

Sorry I didn’t save the link but Drudge had the headline earlier this evening.

CoffeeLover on December 17, 2013 at 10:04 PM

canopfor on December 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Isn’t it just~ Seems Obama co-opted the meeting to speak about Ocare. I read the article in the Daily Mail. The Techies were none too pleased.

Sorry I didn’t save the link but Drudge had the headline earlier this evening.

CoffeeLover on December 17, 2013 at 10:04 PM

CoffeeLover:Ugh,…speechifications agains. It never ends:0

canopfor on December 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM

canopfor on December 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM

LOL exactly.

CoffeeLover on December 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

How about this for a follow up. Can you get them? Is there anyone in the Government that has them? and Would the give them to the Whitehouse if the asked?

I would speculate that yes is the answer. ….go do it we will wait.

uberjim on December 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

No idea, huh? What BS.

MTF on December 17, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Well, there is a bright side to all of this.

No need to wonder about Obamas college grades anymore.

If he’s a <10% President, he was most likely a <10% student.

MichaelGabriel on December 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Metrics, schmetrics.

Enrollees ‘poised’ to enrolled.

Economy ‘poised’ to grow.

socalcon on December 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

He attempted to justify the lack of records by saying that young people will most likely “wait until the last minute to get their paperwork done or their online applications done.”

TRANSLATION: “Guess what? Those Obama-supporting millennials are doing the same thing in poll after poll, just like Obama. LYING THROUGH THEIR TEETH. They’re not buying, they’ve got better things to do with their money. Besides, what better way to have “insurance”. Don’t pay for it until you need it!”

Just think of all the “free” money that would be available if Obama started an “Affordable Car or Homeowners Insurance Act”!

GarandFan on December 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

** Woo-Hoo*

elections
8m
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Republican Bradley Byrne wins 1st Congressional District special election in southwest Alabama – @AP
end of bulletin
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/bradley-byrne/

canopfor on December 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

None of these people would be employed if not in government.

PERIOD!

jukin3 on December 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM

still cannot provide enrollment numbers for young American’s.

They are either blatant liars or completely inept…or both. There is no way they don’t know the answer. Just no way. America wake the f-ck up.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 17, 2013 at 10:38 PM

When Obama uses the word “I” he means Incompetent.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 17, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Carney gets paid to lie his ass off. And he’s not very good at it either. What a tool.

tbear44 on December 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Director of Minn. health exchange resigns; criticized for vacation, exchange glitches

sentinelrules on December 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Yep, all better now. MN Gov Dayton says so:

“The recent problems some have experienced with MNsure are completely unacceptable,” Gov. Mark Dayton said. “I am hopeful that this new leadership will lead to their swift resolution.”

Oh yeah, let’s not also forget (from the same link):

Before MNsure’s launch, its officials faced an unnerving data security breach involving more than 1,000 Social Security numbers.

But I’m sure that won’t happen again. After all, the new guy:

Julie Brunner, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, described Leitz as a “calm and steady leader” who doesn’t get flustered under pressure.

Yep, “calm and steady”… That ought to do it.

climbnjump on December 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM

And yet they know everything about the social networks and concerns of everyone who might be induced to vote Democratic.

David Blue on December 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

MegaIncompetence. Obama is the dumbest f-ing man on the planet.

VorDaj on December 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM

He might well be sir but that malignant, nasty pos has probably struck a death blow to the greatness of America. We just can’t come back. 2012 election sealed it.

arnold ziffel on December 18, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Except for Henry, Karl, and Tapper, the press is a bunch of Obama-loving sissy boys. Carney lies all the time on everything now, and is rarely even pushed hard about it.

The only good thing about this is the last vestiges of credibility for the mainstream press are being destroyed by their own inaction.

Adjoran on December 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Why does anybody bother asking these guys anything, anyway? It’s not like they’re going to give us an honest answer. They’re liars for crying out loud! How many times do we have to be smacked in the gonads before it registers that we’re just wasting our time trying to get any information out of this administration? What a damnable waste of time and energy.

HiJack on December 18, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Carney doesn’t know where his wife is much less what is happening in the government. But I guarantee she has an exit plan, unlike this fool.

pat on December 18, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Went to a Sam’s Club today.There was a Kiosk with a computer screen for checking to see if you qualified for a subsidy.I was going to see for myself but the system had crashed. All I got was a blue screen.

docflash on December 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Looks like the Microsoft exec is already on the job.

mankai on December 18, 2013 at 7:10 AM

One thing sure Obama and his commie Democrats and the msm will not lie to U.S. on the amnesty. They will require the new citizens to work and not get on/ (get off the dole) , they will secure the borders and stop the next 20 million, and they will make sure these new ones will not cause current citizens to have wage cuts due to the new wage slaves.

This we know because they have such a good record of telling U.S. the truth.

Under stand it better yet….. “ka’pesh”……

ps

Not to worry about the money printing or the borrowing to cover the cash flow problems.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 18, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Ages < 18      2,711      12%

LOL

SomeCallMeJohn on December 18, 2013 at 8:19 AM

55-64 should be 38%

That makes 45-64 57%

Onus on December 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

P.S. ALWAYS check their numbers. The total in the above graphic only comes to 88%

Onus on December 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM

LIAR!

ultracon on December 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM

The numbers are so small they can’t be lied about, unlike bogus unemployment stats where a million or so can be shifted with a keystroke without the MSM ever pointing it out.

jangle12 on December 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

The insurance company bailout is going to be enormous.

Or they don’t and default to the ultimate end-goal.

Carnac on December 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

55-64 should be 38%

That makes 45-64 57%

Onus on December 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Agreed
————-
00-18…11.8%
18-25….6.3%
26-34…12.3%
35-44…12.4%
45-54…18.5%
55-64…38.5%

Carnac on December 18, 2013 at 11:16 AM

The Obama administration is meeting with a delegation of women – MOTHERS – reportedly to ‘energize them’ to help recruit young people to sign up for Obamacare. In other words Obama wants to maniulate women into nagging their kids into signing up for Obamacare so THEY can pay the bulk of the Obamacare tab for older Americans. This redistribution of wealth is a ‘MUST’ for Obamacare to survive. The problem is even mothers can’t convince their children who don’t NEED this health care right now – & thus don’t WANT to pay the high premiums (& who would rather pay the $96 FINE) – to buy into this program. Why should they buy into this NOW and spend all that money when they can wait until they have / develop a pre-existing condition to sign up?

It makes no sense to do so. Obama was counting on young people to flock to sign up for his awesome plan that would cost them a ton for something they don’t want & don’t need. Now that he sees young people are smarter than he thought he is trying to find a way to FORCE them to do so. His 1st step is to get moms into nag and guilt them into doing so. When that doesn’t work he will sign an executive order…or just issue a decree … declaring the option to pay a FINE is gone & that everyone must simply sign up for Obamacare immediately, no exceptions!

easyt65 on December 18, 2013 at 1:28 PM