Obama uses fraudulent accounting to overstate the number of people who have “enrolled” in Obamacare
The Washington Post reports:
Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee? The Obama administration settles on a definition.
The 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.
This is absolutely despicable.
I could go to amazon.com and fill my shopping cart with 1,000 different magazines without paying for them, but amazon has enough decency, honesty, and common sense not to report these things as actual “subscriptions” or “enrollments.”
But Obama is a serial liar, so I’m not surprised that he would do this. I’m disgusted – but I’m not surprised.
Also, what will happen to these people regarding the IRS penalty for people who don’t “enroll” in Obamacare? If people put an insurance plan in their shopping cart but they don’t actually pay for it, and Obama counts them as being “enrolled,” does that mean they won’t have to pay the IRS penalty for people who don’t have insurance?
Uh, that question is rhetorical – of course they’ll have to pay the penalty!
Because just like any other corrupt, lawbreaking criminal, Obama is keeping two different sets of books.