Of Course They’re Lying About Obamacare. When Have They Ever Not?
Bill Quick

Ouch: Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Fall Two Million Short of Goal – Sarah Jean Seman

White House officials announced Sunday that Obamacare enrollment has reached more than 1.1 million, this falls more than 2 million sign-ups short of their 2013 goal.

I automatically assume that any government pronouncements about Obamacare are lies in some way or another.

We still don’t know exactly what metric they are using for “enrollments.”  Is it people who have correctly negotiated all the way through the web site, picked a plan, (that isn’t Medicaid) and paid for it?

Or is it anybody who just happened to click on the web site one day and then decided to do something more productive, like watch grass grow?

We don’t know.  They won’t tell us.  And even when they do, they probably lie.

 

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Of Course They’re Lying About Obamacare. When Have They Ever Not? — 1 Comment

  1. It’s all the Republicans’ fault:

    The lower-than-hoped-for enrollment numbers on the federal exchanges are due to Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D., D.C.) argued on Monday. Norton blamed a “negative propaganda campaign” by Republicans that confused Americans into thinking that the law was no longer in effect.

    Similarly, the crash-and-burn of the Obamacare website when it first launched was the fault of Republican governors who refused to set up state exchanges and forced their states’ residents to use the federal exchange site. It was never designed for that much load, so of course it couldn’t keep up. (No link for this because I heard Cokie Roberts say it on NPR a few weeks ago.)

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