Charles Gaba, the health care guru who has become widely known as the “Nate Silver of Obamacare”. is now projecting that by March 31 6.22 million Americans will have signed up for insurance in the Exchanges.
And that is what Gaba is projecting today. I suspect that as we approach the deadline, enrollments will snowball.
As young people who have signed up talk to those who haven’t, more and more 18-34 year olds will learn about the subsidies that not only cut premiums, but slash deductibles.
Spread the word: the subsidies are so generous that roughly 6.5 million Americans will be able to buy $0 premium plans. That’s right—the insurance will cost nothing. Half of those 6.6 million will be under 39.
.7 million anyone?
Keep in mind, after March 31 people can sign up if they experience a “life-changing” event: get married, have a baby, lose a job, get divorced.
A great many of them will be under 40. Young Americans will continue to sign up throughout the summer.