11/15/2013

Obama's big lie about the number of people who have signed up for Obamacare

The Obama administration's report on the number of people who have signed up for Obamacare is available here.  If you read the report you will continually see this phrase: "including both those who have paid the first month’s premium and those who have not yet paid the first month’s premium."  This is the equivalent of Amazon.com counting people putting an item in their online basket as a sale.  If Amazon.com told its shareholders that it had made these "sales," the Obama administration would sue them for fraud.

The irony is that when the Obama administration compares the current sign up rate to past efforts under previous administrations, they count enrollment the way they should be counted.  So for example on page 24 when the report discusses enrollment for Medicare Part D they note: "This data (and graph) includes only those who affirmatively enrolled and paid a premium for a standalone Medicare Part D plan." 

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