March 18, 2014
Jonathan Tobin on Obamacare 'fake enrollment numbers'
The administration recently announced that Obamacare enrollments have passed the 5 million mark. As I have written previously, it is ridiculous to make a big deal out of how many people have signed up for Obamacare when the law asseses penalties if they don't. But Commentary's Jonathan Tobin points out why these numbers are bogus anyway: But before the president and his team start popping the champagne corks to celebrate their achievement and their faux hipness, it’s time once again to point out that the administration’s Potemkin enrollment figures should be read with a truckload of salt. As the New York Times reported last month, as much as 20 percent of all those enrolled had not actually paid their premiums, meaning they were not covered by the program. While Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius told Congress she had no idea what the numbers of unpaid enrollees were, more states are reporting these figures and, as CNBC reported last...(Read Full Post)