(1) what percentage of enrollees are subsidized
(2) what percentage have pre-existing conditions
(3) what percentage of enrollees are under 35
In other words: the Times fails to mention a single fact about the pool of people who have enrolled except the total number. Actually, they don’t even tell the total number, but I calculate from their little hints (“California — which enrolled about 31,000 people in health plans last month — nearly doubled that in the first two weeks of this month”) that it’s close to 60,000.
Considering that about a million policies were cancelled in California alone, and that California had projected a need for exchange signups totaling 1.4 million in 2014, that’s not especially impressive.
Plus, 79,500 people also signed up for Medicaid in California (Medical) in October. So far, the Medicaid enrollments seem to be way outpacing the Obamacare ones.