The Obama administration had very specific goals it said must be met for the healthcare law to succeed - 7 million enrollees, with at least 40% being young and healthy. Failing to hit those targets by more than even a small margin will trigger a series of problems that could jeopardize the law.
- First-Ever Obamacare Demographics Are In – And They're Ugly
- Obamacare Facts: The Affordable Care Act by the Numbers
There are a lot of important Obamacare facts and numbers you can't afford to ignore.
Let's start with the enormity of U.S. President Barack Obama's signature healthcare bill. To date, some 2,572 pages of regulations have been written (more are expected).
More familiar numbers tied to Obamacare include 50 - the headcount at which companies must provide insurance or pay a fine ($2,000).
Now consumers have less than one month until the next round of Obamacare regulations kick in Oct. 1, with open enrollment in the online Health Insurance Marketplace (formerly called exchanges).
When looking into the facts and full impact of Obamacare, here are 15 of the most important numbers you need to know: