David Hogberg: Why Obamacare’s Enrollment Triumph Will Prove Fleeting

The Federalist, April 18, 2014

President Obama yesterday again claimed his health care law had triumphed as enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges had reached eight million.   However, it will prove a Pyrrhic victory.

Before we get to that, let’s take a look at some of the other figures the Administration used in an email following the President’s victory dance. Here is the second bullet point:

3 million young adults gained coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act by being able to stay on their parents plan.

About two weeks ago I released a study showing that the 3 million number was bogus.

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