The Washington Post’s Wonkblog is snarking a little about the lack of successful federal Obamacare signups. Under a picture of a unicorn, Sarah Kliff writes:
If you have purchased health coverage on the federal government’s new Obamacare marketplace, about a dozen or so reporters would like to speak with you. We promise we won’t take up too much of your time!
We just need to find you first.
The federal government has said that somewhere out in this vast country of 313 million people, where 48 million lack insurance coverage, someone has managed to sign up for health insurance on the federally-run marketplaces. As of yet, we haven’t tracked this person – or these people – down.
This is not for lack of effort. Reporters here at The Washington Post and at other publications have been on the hunt for this mythical creature.
This isn’t necessarily to say that people don’t want to sign up — although how many do remains to be seen. As Wonkblog observes:
There are certainly lots of people trying to buy health insurance on the marketplace, that much is clear from my inbox. “I am trying to sign my wife up for an individual policy on Healthcare.gov and it’s still basically impossible,” one reader in Florida wrote to me Thursday morning. “I tried to create the account again and was told my username already existed for another account. I then closed the web browser and started looking around for a drink (if it weren’t 8:30 a.m…).”
The rest here.