Do You Believe in Miracles?
Rush Limbaugh was on a roll today after the obviously inflated Obamacare numbers hit the wires earlier today. The Obama administration gloated that they got their 7 million Obamacare enrollees on the final day of March. What an amazing feat!… They actually got 7 million enrollees. A million in just a couple days! What a miracle!
It is a miracle and it has all happened against all odds. Every bit of news prior to today was nobody happy, falling apart, premiums doubling and copays and deductibles tripling. Nobody being able to keep their policy. Everybody unhappy. People deciding to choose to pay the penalty. A lot of people being canceled and no replacement policy. And we go from that in one overnight to everybody now — well, a plurality of people love Obamacare. No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke. Seven million people, they got it, and you know why it happened? You know, Kathleen Sebelius says it was the Between Two Ferns appearance that did it. Obama appearing on that Web TV show with Zach Galifianakis is what turned the tide. They saw the bump from that Internet talk show. That’s what made it all happen. It’s the most amazing thing…
Is there any doubt they were gonna do this? See, I think people are surprised. I think a lot of people on our side thought this day was gonna come and go and there probably wasn’t gonna even be any mention of Obamacare because it’s so dismal, such a disaster, they’re so short of what they needed. And, remember, we’ve had unending news. I mean, I don’t want to repeat myself, but I’ve recounted all of the most recent news. No back end; don’t know how many people have signed up; don’t know how many people have paid; don’t know how many people are uninsured. They said they had five million, but we didn’t know how many of those were real. And so people, I think, were expecting another day with no significant news on Obamacare.
Folks, the media is as happy as I’ve seen them in a year. They just can’t contain themselves, all over, no matter where you look, they’re just thrilled, they’re excited. The Obamacare number has been reached no matter how much they had to cook the books. H.R. just mentioned this to me in the IFB, but I’m reminded of the way the unemployment rate went down to the number it needed to be before Obama got reelected. A president had never been elected with an unemployment rate higher than 7.5 or 7.8%. And I told you a year out that by hook or by crook the unemployment number was going to be below 8% going into the November 2012 election, and, lo and behold, it was. It’s like magic, almost like magic, these things always work out for Obama, especially when his team is the one producing the numbers…
Rush also called out the LA Times for completely inaccurate secondary headline:
Obamacare has led to health coverage for millions more people
At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gotten health insurance since Obamacare started, surveys and reports show.
But as Rush says, when you read the article the headline is completely inaccurate.
It gets even worse. Can we go to the Los Angeles Times, the joyous Los Angeles Times? Here is the headline from the LA Times: “Obamacare Has Led to Health Coverage for Millions More People — At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gotten health insurance since Obamacare started, surveys and reports show.” Now, this is the LA Times spin on a Rand study that nobody else has seen.
You know, the Rand group. They’re a think tank out there on the Left Coast, and they’ve got this study that apparently nobody other than the LA Times has seen. So you need to take this with a grain of salt, since it’s clear that the LA Times is going out of its way to confuse their own low-information readers into thinking that all of these 9.5 million newly uninsured are buying insurance through the exchanges.
But if you read the stories, even by the LA Times’ own admission, only about two million previously uninsured people have actually signed up.
The LA Times story is still posted – uncorrected.