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Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?

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Bryan Preston


April 1, 2014 - 7:34 am



A few months back, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated for the record that 7 million Obamacare sign-ups by the end of March would constitute success. She was clear about it.

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But then February came, and February always stinks. It’s just a lousy month. You’re tired of winter, you’re still miles away from spring, and no one was signing up for Obamacare. That 7 million figure looked totally unreachable. So Sebelius does what every other member of the Obama administration does when confronted with inconvenient facts. She lied.

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    In a Tuesday appearance on HuffPost Live to discuss outreach to African American communities, Marc Lamont Hill asked Sebelius about Vice President Joe Biden’s acknowledgement that the administration may not reach the 7-million mark, but may see 5 to 6 million Americans enrolling by the end of next month.

    “First of all, 7 million was not the administration,” Sebelius said. “That was a CBO, Congressional Budget Office, prediction when the bill was first signed. I’m not sure where they even got their numbers. Their numbers are all over the board. The vice president has looked and said it may be closer to 5 to 6.”


Monday night, March 31st’s deadline loomed, and lo and behold, the Lightworker worked a full blown miracle.

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    BREAKING: AP sources: Obama's health care law on track to hit 7 million sign-ups on deadline day.

    — The Associated Press (@AP) April 1, 2014


President Obama is going to make a statement about Obamacare this afternoon. He’s likely to crow about that number that just magically appeared last night.

That number is so raw and unfiltered that it’s meaningless. Supposing that it’s even a real number and not something that this dishonest cabal just made up.

First, there are the cancellations. Fox counted up all the cancellations in each state that are directly attributable to Obamacare and came up with 6.2 million. Subtract that from the 7 million sign-ups and we’re at less than 1 million.

Some number of those who had their insurance killed by the man who promised they could keep it would have been expected to sign-up for a new plan within Obamacare. That RAND study we reported on Monday finds that two-thirds of Obamacare’s “new”sign-ups come from Americans who previously had health insurance. By that reckoning, then, maybe two million sign-ups under Obamacare are actually from people who did not have insurance previously. Then, we have to take into account that of the final number, some unknown number of them have not paid their first premium. The White House has claimed that it doesn’t even keep track of that number — even though it’s the most important number when counting sign-ups. Customers who have not paid have not actually bought the product. They’re not really enrolled. Additionally, some of those who lost their plans because of Obamacare have not been able to buy new plans. They were insured. Now they’re uninsured. Some of those who did pay their first premium failed to pay their second. Will Obama take any of these losses against the claimed 7 million into account?

So whichever way we go, the real number of new sign-ups is far lower than the 7 million goal that Sebelius stated and then denied, and about which the Obama administration is now crowing. President Obama, who is probably the most dishonest man to ever hold the White House, will come out this afternoon and crow about a false and deliberately falsified number. He will know that the number he is bragging about it is false. The media will know it too, but most won’t bother to do the math.

When the Democrats passed Obamacare, they claimed that it would do two things. It would help (or force) the uninsured to get insurance. It would also reduce costs for the average American family. Obama directly promised that it would reduce premiums for American families by as much as $2500 per year.

Judging Obamacare by its original criteria, not the sales job that Obama and his hirelings are using now, Obamacare is a failure. Costs have gone up. The number of uninsured after Obamacare will still be in the tens of millions. And the employer mandate has not even kicked in yet.

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I posted here many times... by summer 2014, Obamacare would be touted as the greatest gift ever given to the American people.

Americans will believe what the media tells them, even if it's in direct conflict with what they experience in their daily lives. The wholesale slaughter expected at the polls in November will be a minor blood letting.

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Obama getting ready to pat himself on the back in the Rose Garden


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Spotted in the Rose Garden: HHS Secy Sebelius and some Democratic members of Congress & ardent supporters of ObamaCare.

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Katie Pavlich ‏@KatiePavlich 43s

And, Obama is late.




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Just arriving: Durbin

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The Daily Mail (U.K.) reports:
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White House boasts 7 MILLION Obamacare enrollments, but secretive study shows just 858,000 newly insured Americans have paid up!

•Press secretary Jay Carney will only say 'we're aggregating a lot of data' when asked how many enrollees have paid for coverage

•Also dodges questions about damning study that showed very few Obamacare customers were uninsured before the law took effect

•Percentages from a hush-hush RAND Corporation study suggest barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans have enrolled and paid premiums

•President Obama will deliver a triumphant speech Tuesday afternoon following a panic-induced enrollment flood at the last minute

•HHS Secretary Sebelius met a televised challenge Monday about 'unpopular' Obamacare with lengthy awkward silence

By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
PUBLISHED: 10:21 EST, 1 April 2014  | UPDATED: 14:35 EST, 1 April 2014 

 
A triumphant White House press secretary Jay Carney stopped short of saying 'I told you so' on tuesday, but chided a sparse press corps in the briefing room at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for ever doubting that the Obamacare system would enroll 7 million Americans.

'At midnight last night we surpassed everyone's expectations,' he boasted, 'at least everyone in this room.'

Carney announced an enrollment total of 7,041,000, not including stragglers who waited until march 31 to sign up on some state-based enrollment websites.

But while he took great pains to enphasize that the number would grow – saying 'we're still waiting on data from state exchanges' – he dodged tough questions about other statistics that reporters thought he should have had at the ready.

Those numbers included how many Americans have paid for their insurance policies, and are actually insured. Also, he had no answer to the thorny question of how few signups represented people who had no insurance before the Affordable Care Act took effect.

Numbers from one study, a RAND Corporation effort that has been kept under wraps, suggests that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7 million – paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night. ...

The RAND study, which has not been published – only the Los Angeles Times has seen it – found that just 23 per cent of new enrollees had no insurance before signing up.

And of those newly insured Americans, just 53 per cent have paid their first month's premiums.

If those numbers hold, the actual net gain of paid policies among Americans who lacked medical insurance in the pre-Obamacare days would be just 858,298. ...
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Allen West ‏@AllenWest 6s

And as if by magic, 7.1 million people have signed up for Obamacare! And I just saw a unicorn in my backyard.




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Obama gives Pelosi rosary beads blessed by Pope Francis

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 04:22:56 PM »
Richard Grenell ‏@RichardGrenell 1m

Obama says 7.1 million people signed up for Obamacare. Lol. Absolutely no proof. Costs soaring. Democrats own it.



Mother Jones ‏@MotherJones 33s

Obama: "Because of this law, a whole lot of families won't be driven into bankruptcy because of a serious illness.

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 04:24:39 PM »
Katie Pavlich ‏@KatiePavlich 29s

Obama "The share of Americans with insurance is up"...what?


HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol 1m

Obama: "That doesn't mean that all the problems in health care have been solved forever."




Jo Anne moretti ‏@JoAnneMoretti 1m

He is lying his ass off! Still campaigning for a 4 year old law!

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 04:26:24 PM »
RB ‏@RBPundit 3m

BREAKING: 80-90% of 7.1 Million is LESS THAN 7.1 Million.



Rory Cooper ‏@rorycooper 22s

President Obama should have had vulnerable Democrats surrounding him in the Rose Garden, since Obamacare is so popular now.



Jo Anne moretti ‏@JoAnneMoretti 35s

Even the audience hesitated clapping when O said "this law has made healthcare better, a lot better"!



Susan Page ‏@SusanPage 3m

Victorious White House announcement. Question: Where's Secretary Sebelius?

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 04:28:10 PM »
Politisite.com ‏@Politisite 1m

Loudest applause came when Obama mentioned free birth control - figures



Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 1m

POTUS says ObamaCare hasn't completely fixed "our long broken health care system," but it has made it "a lot better."




Guy Benson ‏@guypbenson 32s

You know what? Let him have his moment. More cancellations & premium hikes are coming & this pep rally will be forgotten.

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 04:28:19 PM »

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2014, 04:29:11 PM »
Byron York ‏@ByronYork 5m

Why is Obama making biggest deal of 7m private coverage figure, when more now covered from Medicaid expansion and til-26 provision?


Garance Franke-Ruta ‏@thegarance 4m

@ByronYork Because that's the CBO number people fixated on, once it looked impossible to meet.

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2014, 04:29:31 PM »
AFP ‏@AFPhq 2m

President Obama is proud that allegedly 7 million Americans have done what they were forced to do.

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2014, 04:31:22 PM »
Amanda Carpenter ‏@amandacarpenter 17s

Obamacare is jacking insurance premiums for millions of folks and he's upset people are complaining.



Byron York ‏@ByronYork 1m

Should Obama at least make a nod toward the millions of Americans facing higher premiums, sky-high deductibles, narrower choices?




E McMorris-Santoro ‏@EvanMcSan 2m

Obama once again embraces the term "Obamacare"

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2014, 04:32:14 PM »
NBC Nightly News ‏@nbcnightlynews 6s

"The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay." - President Obama


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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2014, 04:34:06 PM »
Jeff Zeleny ‏@jeffzeleny 37s

OBAMA: "As messy as it's been sometimes, as contentious as it's been sometimes, it is progress."


Aaron Blake ‏@AaronBlakeWP 38s

Obama warns GOP: "Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of American progress."

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2014, 04:34:37 PM »
Matt Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias 1m

“history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security” — Obama, slatepitching.

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2014, 04:37:25 PM »
Katie Pavlich ‏@KatiePavlich 10s

And Obama swings at the Kochs "We didn't have billions of dollars for commercials like...some people did"



Mother Jones ‏@MotherJones 38s

Obama: "We didn't make a hard sell [on Obamacare]. We didn't have billions of dollars in commercials like some critics did."



Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller 43s

But Obama did have celebrities and athletes.



Lynn Sweet ‏@lynnsweet 1m

Obama gives specific shootouts to @SenatorDurbin and @NancyPelosi just now in his Rose Garden Obamacare speech.



Amanda Carpenter ‏@amandacarpenter 1m

This is Obama's "Mission Accomplished" speech. Take a picture.

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2014, 04:39:07 PM »
Rory Cooper ‏@rorycooper 1m

President Obama is so excited about Obamacare that he will not take any questions from the press about it.


Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller 1m

And that's it for Obama. He walks back to the Oval arm and arm with Biden

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2014, 04:39:59 PM »
Byron York ‏@ByronYork 37s

Again, listening to Obama, the message to millions of Americans burdened by Obamacare is: Nothing.

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Re: Seven Million? Who Does the Obama White House Think They’re Fooling?
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2014, 04:40:22 PM »
John Podhoretz ‏@jpodhoretz 1m

Boy, I wish I lived in the Obama bubble. Must be nice in there.

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