Ongoing Obamacare Confusion a Persistent Problem
Among the many ominous developments surrounding the ongoing saga known as “Obamacare” is the fact millions of Americans still have no clue about how to get enrolled, the deadlines involved, and the ramifications for not signing up. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey last month found an astounding 6 in 10 Americans didn’t know that deadline for enrollment was 3/31/14.
The broader implication, as pointed out by Politico Pro reporting (paywall), is that many who will become sick — and then try to sign up — will blame the President when they find out they missed the deadline.
So after all the White House and congressional Democrats’ popping of champagne corks about the 7 million enrollment figure (objectively, a laudable achievement), the political risks surrounding the inevitable ongoing confusion, and the associated blame, are palpable.