Krauthammer: On Obamacare, White House ‘Touting Phony Numbers’

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Today President Obama bounced out and boasted that 7.1 million people have signed up for Obamacare. That 7 million sign-ups came conveniently close to the estimated goal the White House had originally set. And everyone from media critics, to concerned economists, to fair-minded Americans are still skeptical of today’s news. They question that “official” enrollment number’s accuracy because it doesn’t factor in non-payments, nor does it account for those who previously had insurance.

But that didn’t stop Obama from describing himself as some sort of comeback kid.

“These numbers that they are touting are phony numbers,” said author and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer. “What you’re getting is them telling you that six or seven million have signed up. That’s like saying anybody who goes on Amazon, orders a nifty stereo set, and puts it in the shopping cart has purchased the stereo set. I can assure you it’s not going to show up at your house until you paid for it. And they can’t tell you how many have paid for it.”


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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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