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Administration lies again about Obamacare, this time inflating enrollment stats

Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius
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When you’ve got CNN calling “shenanigans,” you’ve really sunk to new lows. From an article at CNN Money:

Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog post Monday that ‘More than 6 million Americans have now either signed up for a private health insurance plan through the Marketplace or for Medicaid coverage.’

So how close is that estimate to the truth? It depends on how you define close and truth. As CNN’s Tami Lubby notes, the believable part of the 6 million figure is the 2.1 million Americans the administration previously claimed had signed up through the end of December.

As for the remaining 3.9 million? That number includes people who were already on Medicaid and are just renewing their plans. This vaguely reminiscent of the claim of “jobs saved,” another Obama White House fiction that the administration stopped citing when enough Americans got wise to the claim’s vapidity.

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