Healthcare.gov is working better now, but the full spin is still on. Of those new enrollees:
What we need to know is: What is the breakdown of enrollees by age? What percentage have chronic conditions like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure? This is the kind of data that can help us compare the pool of enrollees in the exchanges to the normal U.S. population.
It’s almost certain that, so far, this enrollment data is not encouraging. Because if it was encouraging, CMS would have released it.’
Politically and ideologically, money and career-wise. some folks will keep pushing until it sticks.
Avik Roy At Forbes: ‘Democrats’ New Argument: It’s A Good Thing That Obamacare Doubles Individual Health Insurance Premiums’…Megan McArdle At Bloomberg: ‘Health-Care Costs Are Driven By Technology, Not Presidents’