"If comprehension levels are that low ..."
With the dawning of the new year, a myriad of different possibilities are coming to fruition before our very eyes, among them, ObamaCare is falling apart on the first official day of Barack Obama controlling one sixth of the American economy, as reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Dec. 30, 2013.
Epiphanous moments for the first day of Anno Domini 2014 include hangovers really do end; the sun rises in the east — sets in the west; and ObamaCare is already collapsing under its own weight.
The WSJ report is not exactly good news for a presidency that is seeing its once sky high popularity now dropping faster than the test objects in a Galileo experiment.
As cited, of the 34 states that offer the HealthCare.gov Insurance Exchange, "only about half of enrollees billed for plans offered by more than 100 insurers in 17 states had paid their first month's premium."
The WSJ also noted "another insurer, Scott & White Health Plan, told the Journal that only 35% of its enrollees have paid for the plans they applied for."
Revenge of the Low Information Voters ...
Experts say that first-time insurance buyers may not fully understand the duties and responsibilities that come with ownership.
A study recently published by Harvard University in the prestigious Journal of Health Economics cites a mere 14 percent of individuals who actually already have health coverage were capable of correctly answering all four of four basic questions about health care insurance, to include correctly understanding what a "deductible" and "copay" mean.
Cue the Alanis Morissette Music...
Obama made a point of focusing in on what political scientists have termed "low information voters" during his run for re-election in 2012.
Skipping hard-hitting news interviews and instead opting for programming such as "Pimp with a Limp" and "The View," the WSJ grimly notes:
If comprehension levels are that low for those who already have insurance, analysts worry what that might mean for first-time insurance purchasers, especially for a program as complex as Obamacare.