Why All the Celebration? (A Follow Up)

Piggybacking on this post, I want to highlight the following from Avik Roy:

Today is March 31, 2014: in theory, the last day you can sign up for coverage under the subsidized Obamacare insurance exchanges. If you’ve been a regular reader of this space, you know that the numbers routinely paraded by the Obama administration regarding Obamacare website sign-ups don’t tell us much about the actual number of uninsured individuals who have gained coverage. A new study from the RAND Corporation indicates that only one-third of exchange sign-ups were previously uninsured.

That the Obama administration treats news regarding the Obamacare enrollment numbers as though it represents a triumph heretofore unknown to humankind is nothing short of astonishing. Equally astonishing is the unwillingness of large, traditional media outlets to give wider coverage to these facts and to call out the administration’s spin for what it is.

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