(Breitbart) HHS reported Wednesday that 1.2 million Americans have enrolled in ObamaCare since the exchanges opened on October 1st. The media is trumpeting this as a sign the website is improving and ObamaCare is making steady progress towards its goals.
A deeper look at the numbers, however, reveals a more troubling trend. Of the total enrollees, over 800,000 have signed up for Medicaid. Just over 360,000 have enrolled in private insurance plans, just 30% of the total.
Medicaid was supposed to be a small part of ObamaCare’s drive to universal coverage. Expanding an already struggling and unsustainable entitlement program may end up being the law’s only “legacy.”