Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday couldn’t egg Treasury Secretary Jack Lew into spilling any information on actual Obamacare enrollments. Lew was insistent on giving absolutely no estimate on the number of insurance policies sold, not even after Wallace suggested his silence was inspired by the possibility that the number might be “embarrassingly small.”
CNN’s Anderson Cooper tonight is wondering the same thing. The Obama administration has to know how many people have signed up, right? It certainly wasted no time releasing web traffic statistics, but those don’t pay to run Obamacare, do they? So what’s the deal? Does the White House really not know how many have signed up?
@andersoncooper I don’t believe that. They know. If they don’t, that website was doomed before launch.
— Tasha B (@bellebutters) October 11, 2013
— Cynthia Reynolds (@CindyReynolds) October 11, 2013
That’s a great point.
@andersoncooper they absolutely know and are just too embarrassed to let Americans know.
— Alecia Lloyd (@alecia_lloyd) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper of course they do…but what they don't have us the number if people who tried and gave up.
— phil fennelly (@uncle_phil) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper well they had three years….clearly is not ready nor will it b ready, shut it down…
— Rican conservative (@jdigg78) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper after how bad the implementation of this was… yeah, I can believe simple accounting is too much for them.
— Michael Sorg (@mrsorg) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper there are stats for everything..maybe the nsa should be in charge of health care.
— l mart (@Martins122L) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper I bet if the numbers were good they would be telling us everyday.
— Bobby Ennis (@stockdemons) October 11, 2013
— jim (@alice1nchainz) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper nope. If they're so inept not to be able to have a database to track the figures daily, then maybe the GOP has a point…
— Henrique (@Henrique) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper Nope. Every website has a page counter and surely they have # of enrollees. If it was good news there woulda been a presser.
— Rick (@rlucasvideo) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper a simple SQL query on the DB that this website upload to can give you the number in less than 10 seconds.
— Atom Deuogdonion (@AhmedAlQasapy) October 11, 2013
— marc nelson (@tjug58) October 11, 2013
— … (@davidmedrow) October 11, 2013
No way. It's basic web analytics. MT @andersoncooper Does anyone believe that the govt doesn't have figures on the obamacare website?
— John L. Pestka (@pirnha) October 11, 2013
— Nancy (@EnPointe2) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper "doesn't have figures" means they don't want to admit low or non-existent numbers
— Ryan Atkins (@atkinsvisuals) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper NO! If the amount was large like they were hoping for, we would definitely be hearing about it. Such a joke.
— Sloane (@SloanieRanger) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper because the numbers don't lie and they do! THROUGHLY EMBARRASSING!
— Randy Williams (@rowdy2448) October 11, 2013
The White House press corps passed on its chance to ask the man himself on Tuesday.
@andersoncooper if only there was some sort of journalistic investigator who could delve into it… Hummm…
— Javier Bustamante (@MrBustamanteJ) October 11, 2013