President Obama again repeated the several-time debunked ObamaCare enrollment lie, claiming “approximately” 4 million people have signed up for health insurance through federal or state marketplaces. The White House has set an unofficial goal of 7 million enrollees by the end of March, which Sebelius and others have repeatedly pretended was never their goal.
Nevertheless, The Washington Post just Monday again debunked the administration’s ObamaCare enrollment lie, assigning the president and the administration Four Pinocchios, which is the worst rating a politician’s claim can receive for lack of truthfulness. From Glenn Kessler at The Washington Post:
The Fact Checker has written several times about the fuzziness of the Medicaid numbers issued by the Obama administration. But it is like playing whack-a-mole. Every time we rap someone for getting it wrong, the same problem pops up someplace else.
Obama on Tuesday urged his most vocal supporters to help sign up as many people as possible for the federal health care law by that deadline, calling the latest claim of enrollment “definitive,” except it isn’t.
The latest figures released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, counts together all Medicaid applicants, including people who previously enrolled in Medicaid and are deemed eligible for another year. In other words, these applicants represent what is referred to as “normal churn,” or includes people who would have been eligible without ObamaCare.
Further, they also count those users who have simply placed a plan in their online basket, whether or not they have actually paid or even intend to pay for their first month’s premium.
Obama says at an organizing summit for Organizing for Action that people must be assured that, quote, “this will pay off for them.”
The advocacy group was founded by former Obama campaign aides and supporters, and in case Americans, particularly Republicans, do not understand what “pay off” the president is referring to, ObamaCare sign ups double as Democratic voter registration drives. As Medicaid sign ups are conducted, potential voters are registered to vote, with a wink and a nod from so-called liberal navigators, who will then hand off that information to the GOTV operations.
They will, no doubt, contact them again during election season to vote via absentee ballot, or simply just fill it out for them after making a phony request for someone else’s ballot. PeoplesPunditDaily.com documented massive voter in our viral column, New Ohio Voter Fraud Charges Put Obama’s 2% Margin In Question. And we certainly aren’t the only media outlet to do so.
Open enrollment under the federal law ends on March 31, after which people without insurance are subject to federal tax penalties.