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:

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?

https://twitter.com/zhanover/status/441655323292860416

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.

  • Republicanvet

    Preezy Putz: “Hey! It’s working as it should!” Particularly when we don’t have any accountability.

  • cmerlo1

    Unbelievably infuriating. Heads should be rolling, but none will, which is even more infuriating.

  • Jake Wilde

    We knew right? Because of the previous patterns…..

  • Marcy Cook

    Millions can’t find a job and this idiot has one?

  • bicentennialguy

    Because it’s not about healthcare and never was. This is further proof.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “In which CMS exposes that ObamaCare was never ever about providing insurance to the uninsured…”

      How many “Mr Gitz’s” are there who needed to have that told to them before they finally caught on?

      “Forget it, Guy– it’s Obamatown…”

  • Perry

    Why would anyone buy health insurance if they’re not sick? Since you can’t be denied for preexisting conditions, wait until you get sick, then go get some. Cancel it when you’re well again.

  • R.C.

    I’m with the last tweet. They know the number. And we know they know. Now, someone needs to get those numbers and expose this disaster even further.

    A recent few msm reports have already begun turning on their handlers, it can only get worse. The Cummings non-issue looks like the distraction that it is and people want answers all the way around. (Benghazi, IRS, ACA, FF, etc.)

    In general, I don’t believe, people enjoy looking like complete idiots constantly being crapped on. It is getting impossible to be associated with these worms and not be covered in fertilizer.

  • ee1774
    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      And temporary replacement is Mandy Cohen<<<Relationship????????

      • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Natalie from The Facts of Life!?!? WOO HOO!!!

        /kidding
        //that’s Mindy

    • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

      His resignation is troubling in that based on previous resignations in this Administration, Dear Leader has plans to put him in a more prominent position.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Translation: It’s embarrassingly small and we’re too ashamed to say

    I knew a guy who had that problem once. He was a liberal, and that might explain why he’s so angry all of the time.

  • Jack Deth

    What does one expect when those who have not progressed beyond writing in Crayon are put in positions of power?

  • Republicanvet

    So if they are not really collecting this data in any systematic way, how about any data collected in an unsystematic way?

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Someone is tracking it. I read it was 11% of the previously uninsured have signed up.

    I read that in either Reason Magazine or Time Magazine. It was a few weeks ago. I read too much to always remember the source. 😀

    Edit: Also, to a number of those tweeting up there, he didn’t say they were NOT tracking it. He was equivocating. Read it again. Parse the meaning. It’s all right there. They know the numbers.

    Here’s a link that references a couple surveys about numbers. Written today.

    http://reason.com/blog/2014/03/06/are-the-uninsured-signing-up-for-obamaca

  • rssllue

    Does ANYBODY in this administration know how to do a job right?! And I am only talking about PRODUCTIVE jobs too. We know they have the dismantling ones down pat.

  • Guest

    Not tracking? Are you kidding me? That’s like not tracking the Millennium Falcon after it escaped the Death Star.

    God, I’m such a nerd!

  • Hotlanta Mike
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  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    Remember guys, according to the man himself, Obamacare is working perfectly.

  • Hoosierdaddy

    This will be the same answer after immigration reform ‘deal’ to the question, ” how many miles of fence have been completed.”

  • grais

    If you believe that, then if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.
    Period.

  • Fairfax51

    Oh yes, reminds me of the good ol days when everyone believed what Obama & his Admin said….or implied…or insinuated..or forgot…or heard on the news just like you…

  • CobraJet428

    Straw, meet Camel’s back.

  • TocksNedlog

    This is curious, since healthcare-dot-gov LITERALLY asks the question: “Do you currently have health insurance?”

  • Socialism is Evil. Organized.

    Collectivism’s intellectual fraud is partly illuminated by the observation that, since we’re all different, collectivist attempts to impose equality require that each of us be treated unequally.