Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told NBC News on Monday that success, in her opinion, would be having 7 million Americans enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges by the end of 2014.
“I think success looks like at least 7 million people having signed up by the end of March 2014,” Sebelius told NBC’s Nancy Snyderman.
But 7 million is only 16.9 percent of the 41.3 million Americans who, according to HHS, are currently uninsured and eligible to get coverage through the exchanges or expanded Medicaid/childrens’ health programs.
HHS says of the 41.3 million individuals who are currently uninsured and eligible for coverage, 23.2 million (56 percent) may qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or tax credits on the exchanges to purchase coverage for $100 or less each month.
But policies with low premiums come with high deductibles: