Oct. 10, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement in response to a Daily Mail report showing only 51,000 people have signed up for Obamacare via Healthcare.gov in its first week:
“With more than 85 million Americans who now qualify for Obamacare, whether through Medicaid or the insurance exchanges, at Healthcare.gov’s current pace, it will take approximately 32 years to sign everyone up for government-subsidized insurance. This administration has spent billions of dollar preparing for the launch of Obamacare with co-ops, advertising, and stakeholders amongst those tasked with convincing America to sign up.
“The first week’s results prove that a bad product just can’t be sold no matter how much money is spent to fool the consumer. With Wolf Blitzer urging that Obama accept the Republican proposal to open the government while delaying Obamacare’s implementation in full for a year, there is no excuse for the President to continue to his shutdown any longer. The incredibly low response rate is an embarrassment to this administration and the only way for this President to save face is to agree to the one-year delay.”
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