- - Friday, April 4, 2014

Over the past several months the Obama administration has consistently thwarted media and public attempts to secure accurate and reliable data about the success or (God forbid) failure of Obamacare.

Questions such as these have been posed: How many have actually signed up and what does sign-up mean? How many enrollees have actually paid for coverage? How many young and healthy adults have bought into Obamacare, in contrast to the number of older, less healthy enrollees? How many innocent Americans were dropped from existing coverage solely because of Obamacare? How many sign-ups were previously insured?

Inquiries such as these have been treated with utter contempt by the Obama palace guard, led by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. It is as though such questions are impertinent intrusions into the sacred cow of executive privilege as defined by President Obama and fiercely protected by those who subscribe to the idiotic notion that he is infallible.

Thus, such inquires have been ignored or stonewalled by Health and Human Services, which has consistently declared that the data are simply not available.


Despite the fact that Healthcare.gov was disabled twice during the final hours before the enrollment deadline, Mr. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden somehow managed to extract enough information from the Health and Human Services website to justify a gaudy victory lap for the attainment of 7.1 million enrollees. Mind you, the enrollment process was still taking place when Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden began congratulating themselves.

Next to the “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lies, the Obama-Biden celebration of phony numbers and outright fraud prove beyond question that American exceptionalism is dead and buried.

JOHN W. LILLPOP

San Jose, Calif.