REMINDER - 0.3 percent of folks in MA signed up for health market in month 1. That's right, I said .3 % - CHART here: on.tnr.com/1h8lTWi—
Tara McGuinness (@HealthCareTara) October 26, 2013
Editor’s note: The post and title have been amended to correct the erroneous premise. We regret and apologize for the error.
White House senior communications adviser Tara McGuinness, whose job is to spread the good news about the Obamacare rollout, today linked to liberal magazine The New Republic to trumpet the latest. Actually, it’s the second time she linked to a chart by Jonathan Cohn that SAYS IT ALL.
the good news is that less than a third of one percent of folks in Massachusetts signed up for the health care marketplace since it opened on Oct. 1. [Editor's note: The article is actually referring to sign-ups for the "Commonwealth Care" program in Massachusetts from 2007, not sign-ups for Obamacare in October 2013]
That might not seem like much, but The New Republic’s piece, titled, “A Chart That Will Help Dispel Your Obamacare Hysteria,” handily explains that early enrollment is “supposed to be slow.” What happened to the spin, then, that the HealthCare.gov site failed because it was jammed with millions anxious to get insured?
Perhaps that question will be answered this week as the administration rolls out its latest promotional effort.