Shikha Dalmia on Obamacare's Enrollment Hype


U.S. Government

President Bill Clinton famously predicted that "Obamacare" would start getting popular the day after it was signed into law. But even though the program reached its seven million-enrollment target, Americans are not celebrating. In fact, support for the program is at an all-time low.

Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia explains that this might be because Americans' experience with the program is not comporting with the administration's hype. The seven million figure sounds impressive, but many of the folks included in it are insurance refugees whose coverage Obamacare abolished, not the previously uninsured.