Obama Administration Double-Counted Healthcare Enrollees to Meet Goal | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Obama Administration Double-Counted Healthcare Enrollees to Meet Goal

With so much riding on the success of the Affordable Care Act, officials in the Obama administration felt it necessary to inflate the number of Americans who had signed up for health insurance.

They tried pulling off this statistical sleight of hand by combining the number of people who had purchased dental coverage on the healthcare exchanges with those buying health insurance.

Somehow, the officials didn’t think anyone would notice … despite the fact they had previously reported the dental and medical totals separately.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees CMS, had to backtrack and admit that officials “erroneously” folded sign-ups for the two different plans together. “A mistake was made,” a spokesperson for HHS said in a statement, adding that, in fact, 6.7 million Americans had purchased medical coverage as of October 15.

CMS chief Marilyn Tavenner will have the opportunity to explain when she testifies before the House Oversight Committee on December 9.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The motto of this administration appears to be "If at first you don't succeed, lie, LIE AGAIN!!"

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