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  • Obamacare Data

    by Representative Joseph R. Pitts

    Posted on 2014-01-15

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    PITTS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. PITTS. Madam Speaker, the administration reported this week that they have fallen far short of their goal for signing young, healthy Americans up for new ObamaCare plans.

    Ever since the failure of healthcare.gov to launch properly, the administration has downplayed the importance of enrolling their goal of 7 million Americans in exchange plans. All the recent talk has been about how much more important it is to have a mix of older, sicker Americans than younger, healthier Americans.

    Now we come to find out that this younger cohort only makes up 24 percent of enrollees. That is 15 percentage points below their goal.

    The definition of success keeps changing. That is exactly why we need Representative Terry's bill to require HHS to give Congress and the American people solid data. We cannot trust [[Page H242]] officials who keep moving the goalpost and keep assuring us that everything is fine when in reality it keeps failing.

    It is time we remove the rose-colored glasses and get to the facts.


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