Interestingly, 24,050 Ohioans completed applications in the first month after the Obamacare exchanges launched at HealthCare.gov, indicating that many declined to choose a plan after learning Obamacare policies will be far more expensive than currently-available policies.
Based on the HHS release, 34,374 Ohioans were determined eligible to enroll in an Obamacare plan and 11,866 were deemed eligible for federal Obamacare subsidies.
With a deadline coming up in mid-December for Obamacare applicants to choose their policies in order to receive financial assistance starting January 1, just 0.14 percent of the Ohioans expected to use the Obamacare marketplace have selected an Obamacare plan.
If all 11,866 Ohioans determined eligible for Obamacare subsidies between October 1 and November 2 had actually purchased a policy, it would take almost 45 more months — until mid-2017 — for subsidized enrollment to hit the Kaiser eligibility estimate of 544,000.
Nationally, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius claims that 106,185 have signed up for Obamacare plans through the federal and state-run exchanges.
As Media Trackers and many other outlets have reported, the Obamacare exchange website HealthCare.gov has been riddled with technical issues since its highly-anticipated October 1 launch. Socialized medicine advocates have waved off widespread programming errors as “glitches” or even as proof of Obamacare’s popularity.