OBAMA’S TRILLION DOLLAR QUESTION
So how many people actually have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act? Uh-hh-h, no one seems to know. In the past week, President Obama and officials within his administration avoided answering the trillion-dollar question by either claiming the numbers weren’t available yet or that they had no access to the data.
“Well, I don’t have the numbers yet,” Mr. Obama told The Associated Press while White House press secretary Jay Carney echoed, “We don’t have that data.” Wy the smoke screen? “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace speculated that those numbers were “embarrassingly small.”
The “Obama administration obfuscation on the question of enrollment data” has gone on for many days, says Americans for Tax Reform, which has been tracking the trend.
“Americans already know that they have a hard time putting information into the Obamacare enrollment system. Turns out they can’t get any information out of the system either,” says Grover Norquist, president of the organization. “The system is broken on both ends. Even a company going bankrupt knows how many widgets it sold. Maybe it’s a small amount. But it’s a known number.”