April 2, 2014

The April Fool’s ObamaCare Numbers Racket

7.1 million – mission accomplished!

7.1 million. That’s how many Americans Barack Obama is proudly trumpeting have signed up for ObamaCare by the March 31 deadline, and that, he said, means ObamaCare “is here to stay.” Amazing that the number was so quickly released and so precise, just in time for April Fool’s Day. As Charles Krauthammer noted, “These guys go six months without any idea what the numbers are, and all of a sudden it’s to a decimal point.” But in fact, it’s remarkably not precise, since a large number of that 7.1 million haven’t paid their premiums yet, which means they’re not enrolled. How many were previously uninsured? They don’t say. The White House also doesn’t mention that ObamaCare forced the cancellation of six million insurance policies, leaving many of those folks no option but to sign up for ObamaCare. How convenient that signups outnumbered cancellations. “Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance?” Obama asked smugly. He should look in the mirror. It’s incredible what you can achieve when you mandate that people do something and penalize them for not doing it. But hey, it’s a “success story”!

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