Skip to comments.MSNBC Reports Newly Released ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Are Good (Talk About Delusional)
Posted on 11/13/2013 6:11:27 PM PST by Kaslin
As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, MSNBC is one of the least-trusted news organizations in America concerning information regarding ObamaCare.
Martin Bashir perfectly demonstrated why this is Wednesday when moments after the disastrous October enrollment numbers were revealed by the White House, he actually spun them positively saying, "[T]he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is, in fact, alive and kicking" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MSNBC Reports ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Are Good
MARTIN BASHIR: A very good afternoon to you, and in spite of aggressive attacks by its opponents, in spite of zealous campaigns to prevent its passage and implementation, it may surprise some of you to learn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is, in fact, alive and kicking. Just moments ago, we got the long awaited enrollment numbers for the month of October. HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius announcing on a conference call that just over 106,000 signed up on the ACA private exchanges in the first month.
As the White House has warned, not up to their own or anyone else's expectations, but there's more. Nearly 400,000 have now been accessed as eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program. And nearly a million customers have gotten all the way through the application process but have yet to select a plan.
Enrollments are improving, uninsured rates are going down, growth in healthcare costs is slowing, and even that troubled website is getting better.
I'd say the dishonesty on display here was unbelievable, but as NewsBusters has reported for years, Bashir is one of the most dishonest people on television today.
Consider first that he chose not to inform viewers that only about 27,000 people signed up at the federal exchange known as Healthcare.gov.
Even the perilously liberal Gloria Borger proclaimed this "a disaster" on CNN shortly after the numbers were released.
As for the Medicaid enrollment, someone as intellectually challenged as Bashir might think all of these people signing up for free healthcare is good. However, if that number continues to be four times those willing to pay for ObamaCare, the entire plan collapses.
I'm of course not surprised Bashir didn't tell viewers that.
Sadly, Bashir wasn't the only MSNBCer spinning these numbers as positive.
Ed Schultz did so on the program immediately following Bashir's actually claiming the numbers were "100 percent higher than yesterday."
What he was referring to was a report in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal that likely 50,000 or fewer people had enrolled at Healthcare.gov.
What Schultz dishonestly did was report and display on-screen the 106,185 total enrollees at the mixture of federal and state exchanges.
He failed to inform viewers that only about 27,000 signed up at Healthcare.gov - roughly 50 percent less than what the Journal had predicted.
That didn't stop Schultz who continued praising the numbers, nor did it deter MSNBC contributor and Salon editor Joan Walsh who later in the program actually said, "[T]hey got good news today on the number of enrollments."
Can you believe that?
This is why MSNBC is one of the least-trusted "news" organizations when it comes to ObamaCare.
I fully expect the local media in south Florida to do the same.
In the Tank. 100%. Make that 110%.
Even the Libs I argue with on other boards admit this is grim data but they keep claiming it will get better.
MSNBC..the only network shown at most mental hospitals..which is another reason why only delusional people even watch that “network”
if they think that people losing coverage at a rate fifty times those getting free coverage is a success, wait until that is multiplied by 1,000 when the employer mandate kicks in.
They’re referring to the number of people kicked off plans they like, and forced into a government approved plan.
Fascism on the march.
How are they still on the air?
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Even if the 106K was correct multiply that by 6 and that’s 666,000 (Coincednza! lol) 6.4 million by the March deadline!
Generally, people doing meth or crack don’t make a lot of sense.
We are disembarking into an Orwellian nightmare. Higher costs are less, less coverage is more insurance, no choices are more. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Disbelieve what you know and embrace what you’re told. Lies are truth. Reason has been abandoned to primordial urges, sloth and immediate gratification. Slavery is freedom. If our species cannot endure prosperity and soaring technology any better that this, our fate is sealed.
Compared to what, a 1993 commerce website?
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