Check out that runaway Obamacare enrollment over on EnrollMaven.com!
In Arkansas, its up to 1,404! Well along the way to the state’s goal of 51,000 paid enrollees by the end of March.
In Delaware, it’s up to 793! The state’s goal is 35,000.
In New Hampshire, they hit 1,569. Getting close to that goal of 19,000!
In West Virginia, it’s up to 775! They’ll hit their goal of 24,000 in no time!
In Hawaii, all the way up to 444! That goal of 9,000 is in sight!
In Colorado they’re up to 9,980 . . . with a goal of 92,000.
We can skip the scoffing over Oregon and Washington exchanges, as their ludicrously embarrassing failures have been extensively discussed. Oregon’s at 44, with a state goal of 237,000; Washington’s at 17,780 . . . with a goal of 340,000.
Illinois, the president’s home state! Surely they’re ahead of the curve in getting folks enrolled and paid, right? They’re at 7,043 . . . out of a goal of 143,000.
Even Kentucky, often cited as one of Obamacare’s shining success stories, is at 20,951 . . . about 10 percent of the way to their goal of 220,000 enrolled.
All of those “M” states with their own state exchanges, ambitious Democratic governors and deep-blue state legislatures — surely, they must be enrolling at a better pace, right?
Eh, not really. Maryland’s at 3,758, with the goal of 150,000 far from sight.
Massachusetts is at 1,700, even further from their state goal of 250,000 paid enrollees.
Minnesota has hit 4,478 . . . out of a goal of 67,000. Still trying to hit 10 percent.
Note that all of the above states have Democratic governors. The Obamacare fan’s usual dodge or whine that the rollout is impeded by uncooperative Republican governors does not apply in any of those states; the difficulties in these states indicate that the problems with the program do not stem from insufficient enthusiasm from GOP lawmakers.
The one state making serious progress is Connecticut; they’re up to 11,631 out of a goal of 33,000. Rhode Island has 2,669, but that state’s goal is only 12,000, one of the lowest in the country. (One health official in the state “predicts that 70,000 to 100,000 will enroll on the exchange by the end of next year.”)
Some states have hit more than five digits. In New York, they’re at 50,119; a pretty solid chunk of their goal of 218,000.
In California, they’re up to 159,004. That sounds pretty good, until you realize they were aiming for 1.3 million.
States with Republican governors are faring no better, of course.
In Iowa, they’re at 757! Nice number for a plane, but well short of the goal of 41,000 enrolled.
In Maine, they’re up to 1,747. Closing in on that goal of 23,000!
An overwhelming 398 in Alaska! Look out, enrollment goal of 20,000!
Let’s make this simpler. The only states that have reached 10 percent of their enrollment goals are California, Colorado, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island; Kentucky is close.