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Offline Rapunzel

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Major Media File Lawsuits to Squeeze Obama for Federal Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

By Tim Graham | November 3, 2013

The Hill newspaper reports “A slew of media organizations have petitioned the government to release ObamaCare data that the White House has refused to make public.”

ABC, CNN, MSNBC and others have filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking information on the beleaguered website. They asked for government documents revealing how many Americans have enrolled in the new healthcare exchanges.

ABC News wants "the documents detailing and describing the actual and potential costs associated with addressing flaws in [the] website from Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 21, 2013." MSNBC also sought the "up to date number of people who have enrolled in the government's healthcare exchanges set up by” Obamacare.

“Some media outlets have asked for internal e-mail communications between key administration officials on the implementation of ObamaCare,” but “Government processing of FOIA requests can take weeks, months or years.” Team Obama promises a number by mid-November, so this is a way for media outlets to underline that they’re on the case and frustrated by the administration's reluctance to release numbers, even if the lawsuits aren’t quickly effective.

The numbers are going to be politically sensitive. As Josh Archambault argued at Forbes, “Over 500,000 individuals have seen their insurance policies cancelled in just 3 states.  In all 50 states, only 476,000 applications have been ‘filed’ in an exchange.”
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Good luck with this, but the liberal media can take a frickin' number and wait in line with everyone else who wants answers out of this Regime.

I'll betcha a burger that Obammy continues to dig in his heels and stonewall on numbers.  Aunt Ester is going to be the grim face of Obamacare that will only get grimmer as the stonewalling continues and the demands for information get louder and louder and louder.  The Regime is gambling big that they can have substantial numbers to report by mid November, but I will also bet you they try and put off any reporting until the end of November, after Thanksgiving.

But the biggest question is, what then??  What happens when they finally do release actual numbers and they are every bit as bad as we all think they are right now??

Keep in mind, they need about 39,000 people every day to sign up for Obamacare during the open enrollment period.  If only 6 people signed up on day one as reported, then the other 38, 994 people get rolled into the remaining time in the open enrollment period.  The Regime itself set a goal of signing up only 7 million people during open enrollment; even though Obamacare was passed on the premise that there were somewhere between 30-40 million people who were supposedly uninsured.

For reference, right now the number of cancelled policies nationwide are roughly equal to the entire Asian population in the United States.  And that is just the start.  A lot of insurers are handing out notices that they are giving people one year to find an alternative to their policies, and that their policies will expire on September 30, 2014.  That means an enormous wave of cancellation will likely be hitting right before the mid-term elections.

We will see how this all plays out, especially with a sour economy, record unemployment, record food stamp participation (in spite of the cuts) and a federal government that is completely out of control.  We don't even talk about dollar amounts in regard to the "debt ceiling", we talk in terms of how long unrestricted borrowing can go on.  The US Treasury is seriously considering issuing 10 year bonds that will pay off at 25% interest in order to raise ready cash....which is no better than issuing the 1 Trillion Dollar coin they were considering a couple of months ago.

Not sure where this all ends, but it will not be polite and it will not be good.

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Just more lies from the Liar in Chief.

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.  We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

Government should be transparent.  Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.  Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset. My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public feedback to identify information of greatest use to the public.
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But the biggest question is, what then??  What happens when they finally do release actual numbers and they are every bit as bad as we all think they are right now??

They won't be. Obama lies. The media lies. Everyone selling this load of crap lies.
I'm confused why he doesn't just say, oh i don't know..., say, 10 million have signed up. Why not? The media is not going to challenge him anyway.
Whatever numbers are released, the reality will be much worse. We will never know the real truth behind Obamacare.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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