Dishonest? Obama Administration Tally Includes Those Who Have Not Yet Purchased Plans


obamacareThe fight over how to define the new health law’s success is coming down to one question: Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee?

Health insurance plans only count subscribers as enrolled in a health plan once they’ve submitted a payment. That is when the carrier sends out a member card and begins paying doctor bills.

When the Obama administration releases health law enrollment figures later this week, though, it will use a more expansive definition. It will count people who have purchased a plan as well as those who have a plan sitting in their online shopping cart but have not yet paid.

“In the data that will be released this week, ‘enrollment’ will measure people who have filled out an application and selected a qualified health plan in the marketplace,” said an administration official, who requested anonymity to frankly describe the methodology.

The disparity in the numbers is likely to further inflame the political fight over the Affordable Care Act.


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  1. cooking the books – huh? just like the Unemployment numbers – those who fell out of the employment rolls and off the unemployment benefits and are NOT looking for jobs because they can’t find any – ARE NOT COUNTED

  2. This administration thinks it’s smarter then everyone else Like when they saved or created jobs Now if you window shop the plans and leave one in your shopping cart… then that’s consider ordered or sold?W ho thinks like that? Amazon ?

    Oh yeah, You put it in your cart so it’s sold?

  3. The government, particularly the Obama Administration, can promulgate what it wants when it wants.

    I, for one, do not believe an iota of what (mis)information is spewed out by the White House’s pathological liars and patently dishonest people whose sole purpose is to bamboozle us and provide preferential treatment to their allies who are the privileged few.