How can you say ObamaCare was meant to insure the uninsured and neglect to track that data?? What's the point? twitter.com/sam_baker/stat…—
RB (@RBPundit) March 06, 2014
Gary Cohen, the top U.S. health insurance regulator with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has been the man in charge of the implementation of Obamacare exchanges.
Asked about how many previously uninsured Americans have enrolled in an Obamacare plan, Cohen is quoted as responding this way:
CMS' Cohen, asked how many uninsured signing up for ACA: “That's not a data point we are really collecting in any sort of systematic way”—
Sam Baker (@sam_baker) March 06, 2014
Cohen- CMS not collecting data on how many uninsured people have signed up for coverage through the exchanges—
Brianna Ehley (@Briannaehley) March 06, 2014
Not collecting data on how many uninsured have signed up? Seriously?
Cue exploding heads:
President Obama has said the ACA is “working the way it should,” but how could he know that?
Still don't understand how you don't track the # of uninsured signing up under a law purportedly designed to reduce # of uninsured.—
Zach Hanover (@zhanover) March 06, 2014
Obama campaign: driven by data.
Obama Admin: claims not even to collect the most important number.
A new OFA graphic on Obamacare enrollment has been suggested:
Most likely the Obama administration knows the number, but it’s far too embarrassingly low to share with the people who are paying for this train wreck:
Cohen will step down at the end of the month, so perhaps the only “data points” he’s concerned about exist at a different job.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct a grammatical error.