W00t! Maybe another 7.17 million off-exchange business enrollments, that we have totally been missing! Thanks, Rand Corp! (No relation to either of them.) Unpacked a bit below. Does that make our best estimate 33 million now?
I'm a little late today, and I have to take care of a few other things rather than scouring the Intertubes and the TV machine for either more of the crazy or any green shoots of sanity. I ought to be back later, but if not, I'll see you all tomorrow.
Well, I can give you one right now, and there is an item from Lawrence O'Donnell that I put in the draft of this Diary last night, along with a bit from AARP quoting CNN.
I've made several significant changes. The Graph itself is only modified slightly (the new "Off-Exchange SHOP QHPs" category is so tiny you literally can't even see it depicted), but I've added a second "NOT SHOWN" note to the text box, noting that there could potentially be up to 7.17 million more off-exchange business enrollments added which haven't been documented.Michigan: Medicaid expansion grows to 52K including bulk transfers
- Avalere: Maybe 4.3 million Medicaid enrollees by the end of March (and more after, of course).
- Nevada Offering Year-Round Healthcare Policy Sales
- Washington State, which, along with CT, HI and RI, is officially not allowing any sort of enrollment extension period, actually is doing so in very rare cases.
I laid out the stories from All In! and The Rachel Maddow Show from Monday in yesterday's Diary, but I didn't get to Lawrence O'Donnell. I'm not going to give you the whole story, but this is priceless.
The Last Word 04/07/14: Switching up Obamacare tactics for midterms
With news of the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment numbers topping 7 million, Republicans may need to shift their position.Lawrence opened the show thus:
First Republicans wanted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Remember that? And then they just wanted to repeal it, you know, because it's just like the worst thing that's ever happened to the United States of America, and now they've come all the way back to wanting to repeal and replace it, and in all that time not one of them has figured out what they want to replace it with. And even their cheerleaders at Fox News now, no longer believe that they ever will repeal it.AARP: Why Do People Oppose Obamacare? The Answer May Surprise You
A lot of Americans say they oppose President Obama’s health care reform law. But you may be surprised to learn that of all those who say they oppose the 2010 law because its approach to health care is “too liberal” (35 percent), nearly half again as many oppose it because they think it’s “not liberal enough” (16 percent).You see? More and better Progressives!
This from a recent CNN/ORC survey that shows 43 percent of all Americans in favor of Obamacare — a figure that, for all the politicking on both sides, hasn’t really changed in a year. Opposition from the “too liberal” camp has softened a bit (down from 37 percent in March 2012), while opposition from the “not liberal enough” camp is significantly stronger (up from 10 percent in March 2012).