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Can The ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/10/2014 | John Merline

Posted on 04/10/2014 11:06:16 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

When the Obama administration announced on April 1 that an estimated 7.1 million had signed up for ObamaCare by the end of March, it seemed a nearly impossible achievement.

In every month before, sign-ups lagged behind the administration's original forecast by wide margins and had fallen 1.4 million behind by the end of February. In mid-March, the AP said that it would take "close to a miracle" just to reach 6 million.

And a Rand survey out this week puts enrollment by early March at less than 4 million.

To reach 7.1 million, sign-ups had to rocket up by 67% in just one month.

That's astounding enough, but an IBD review of existing ObamaCare enrollment data shows that the mathematical challenge of reaching 7.1 million sign-ups was even tougher.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democratcare; exchanges; healthcare; insurance; obamacare

1 posted on 04/10/2014 11:06:16 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

and we won’t know ever..


2 posted on 04/10/2014 11:06:49 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: IBD editorial writer

This is a rhetorical question, right?


3 posted on 04/10/2014 11:07:44 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: IBD editorial writer

No !!!!

I believe NOTHING this administration says.

Period.

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4 posted on 04/10/2014 11:08:15 AM PDT by Mears
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To: IBD editorial writer

In a word: NO


5 posted on 04/10/2014 11:11:02 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

No.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 11:13:30 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

When a liar speaks the truth who knows if it’s true or not? Is he lying again and you just don’t know it? Integrity, like virginity is impossible regain once lost.

A coworker was upset, saying, “Why is it nobody trusts me?”
I said, “Well, how many people have you fooled or made look like idiots when they believed something you said that wasn’t true?”
He said, “Yeah, but I’m telling the truth now.”
I said, “And how do we know.”
Angered, he yelled, “Because I’m telling you it’s true.”
Oh, well, then.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: IBD editorial writer

The Rand Corporation says that 838,000 have actually paid premiums.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: IBD editorial writer

No.

Name a single consequential number this regime has told the whole truth about.

... crickets chirping...

... sagebrush rolling....

... nearby stomach heard grumbling...


9 posted on 04/10/2014 11:23:35 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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10 posted on 04/10/2014 11:24:06 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Of course not. They magically came in at the last moment just like the ending of a scripted movie. The job numbers did the same just before the 2012 election. Everything this administration does manipulates the truth.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 11:24:18 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: IBD editorial writer

I believe the Obacare numbers are correct. And I also believe it when they tell us that unemployment is less than 7 percent. I also believe in the Easter Bunny.

Oh look. A squirrel.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 11:26:26 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: IBD editorial writer

I can easily believe that 7 million Americans signed up for “free healthcare”. I doubt even 30 have paid for it...


13 posted on 04/10/2014 11:30:48 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: IBD editorial writer

No, no and no.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I believe the Obacare numbers are correct. And I also believe it when they tell us that unemployment is less than 7 percent. I also believe in the Easter Bunny.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
I agree with you.
Grudge agrees with you.

BUT

Me ‘n Grudge still ain’t made up our mind about Toledo.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 11:37:58 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: IBD editorial writer

It depends on whether or not Barack Obama is a congenital liar...

Oh, wait. He’s a politician.

So, no, obamacare enrollment numbers cannot be believed.


16 posted on 04/10/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: IBD editorial writer
It would be really nice, if it is indeed a lie, if someone presented the facts on national TV.

Sort of like the equal pay for women skit the other day which ended up being an embarrassment.

If we keep proving that the Obama admin are a bunch of liars then maybe, just maybe, people will start to believe. And then Obama will have to explain himself.

17 posted on 04/10/2014 12:48:50 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: IBD editorial writer
And a Rand survey out this week puts enrollment by early March at less than 4 million...this Rand survey is a strange one - one time it's quoted as saying only 800thousand or so of those who've signed up are actually new subscribers, then a day or so ago, it's quoted by Yahoo News as showing that over 9 million new signees have enrolled - I'll be interested in reading it if I ever catch up with it to see what it really has to say....
18 posted on 04/10/2014 12:55:46 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: IBD editorial writer

I don’t even believe Obama is his real name


19 posted on 04/10/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: IBD editorial writer

The numbers are phoney just like the unemployment numbers inflation numbers and the stock prices and the last election result.


20 posted on 04/10/2014 3:24:28 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: IBD editorial writer

I’m thinking NO.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 4:34:38 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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22 posted on 04/10/2014 4:36:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Intolerant in NJ

And then tonight on Fox, the Rand survey is quoted as finding that over 5 million enrollees lost their insurance since Obamacare took flight - it gets curiouser and curiouser.....


23 posted on 04/10/2014 4:42:16 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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