Another "we sell Obamacare" editorial in our paper, this time from the progressive Miami Herald.
The eloquently tailored empty suit who told us, "You can keep your doctor, you can keep your insurance, and you will benefit with a $2,500 annual reduction of your healthcare," now claims that 7.1 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare, and you, on the Opinion page, support that lie.
Let's look at the facts, please. Kathleen Sebelius last week admitted that the administration has no way of determining how many people who visited their site paid for insurance.
Barack Obama has, on various occasions, stated that they count all Medicare sign-ups as covered by insurance, and that the 6.4 million who lost insurance coverage due to Obamacare requirements are counted as newly insured for statistical purpose.
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Washington accounting systems would, if utilized by a business, result in imprisonment for the user.
All this is no different from bogus unemployment numbers, which today are U-3 at 6.7 percent, U-6 used in the Bush administration at 12.7 percent, and ShadowStats, that counts all unemployed, at 23.8 percent.
Just the facts: Obama claims 7.1 million, only 20 percent of these have paid first month; Obama counts children who are covered by their parents already; 3.5 million of Obama's count were previously insured whose policies were canceled. Actual newly covered, 2.2 million.
It seems to me that a newspaper should be nonpartisan and objective in reporting the news. If you as editors find it impossible to be objective in reporting, please cancel my subscription to your newspaper!
Dr. Adrian H. Krieg