Hiding the Decline, ObamaCare Style

They just get more dishonest by the day:

The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.

The changes are intended to improve the accuracy of the survey, being conducted this month in interviews with tens of thousands of households around the country. But the new questions are so different that the findings will not be comparable, the officials said.

An internal Census Bureau document said that the new questionnaire included a “total revision to health insurance questions” and, in a test last year, produced lower estimates of the uninsured. Thus, officials said, it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument…

Now, you can think that this is just some honest effort by the Obama Administration – or you can be rational and understand that they want a success that Low Info Voters can believe in and so they are just going to fudge the numbers until they get it.  This is much like the way they’ve finagled around with the unemployment and labor force participation numbers – can’t create jobs?  Then just change the way we report the number of jobs!  Have a completely unworkable health care system?  Then just change the way insured and uninsured are counted until you get fewer uninsured!

Just waiting for a report just before election day about how the number of uninsured Americans is at a record low…

But, it won’t work.  The problem with ObamaCare is not in the marketing, it is the fact that people are having to pay more for health insurance than they did before.  The problem is in the millions of people who have had their policies cancelled.  The problem is in the fact that the bloody thing just doesn’t work.  Democrats will pay the ObamaCare price this November no matter how many made-up numbers Team Obama comes up with.

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16 thoughts on “Hiding the Decline, ObamaCare Style

  1. GMB April 15, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    I find this whole issue fake, but accurate!!!

    Dan Blather

  2. tiredoflibbs April 15, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    wow cappy. You posted this before. And as before, I will respond with some OBVIOUS facts and you will ignore them.

    Your “victory” is equivalent to obame touting that he has reduced the deficit after he increased it by a larger amount. A study over five years with uninsured rates lower than before obamacare’s passage? Really?

    What is obvious is that the uninsured rate was LOWER than before obamacare. What is also OBVIOUS is that the uninsured rate PEAKED after the passage of obamacare and millions lost their insurance because of the lie that “if you liked your insurance you can keep it”.

    So, in short, the losses due to obamacare have almost been made up. Hardly a victory, but then again, you proggies are desperate for any type of victory for your failed pResident.

  3. tiredoflibbs April 15, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    oh and cappy. Another little tidbit that will bunch your panties. Insurance rates have gone up as well as deductibles – something that obame promised that rates will go down an average of $2500.

    Chew on this …. see a pattern?

    • GMB April 15, 2014 / 8:41 pm

      Is that another one of those “fake but accurate” reports from the supposedly non partisan CBO?

      Sorry there but this is about as effective as one of barkus dorkus’s “sternly worded” letters to vlad the invader.

    • GMB April 15, 2014 / 9:47 pm

      “It also looks like Obamacare is cheaper than expected and it is reducing the deficit.”

      Yes it is!!!

      And this is an accurate picture of a jay carney typical breakfast. About the only thing I believe about it is the commie propaganda posters in the background.

      LOLZER

      😛

  4. tiredoflibbs April 15, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    As I said, cappy will ignore.

    Here, ignore this too:

    The nonpartisan budget office’s report, an update to projections from February, shows the law costing less than in previous estimates in part because of the broad and persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs. The news might come as welcome to Democrats on Capitol Hill and in the White House who are struggling to defend the law in an election year.

    The CBO calculation is based on estimations that health care cost increases will slow down.

    However,

    http://www.physiciansforreform.org/info/research-center/report-premiums-rising-faster-eight-years-obamacare-combined/

    FYI, the CBO has never been correct about anything since they analyze data provided by interested parties, the White House. The White House can control the data available to the CBO. And we know how obame likes to cook the books on many markers of the economy.

  5. tiredoflibbs April 16, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Wow cappy who would have thought that insurance companies would not want Access to a pool of customers who are FORCED to buy their product?

    Whether the customer gets the care or not, these companies will get their guaranteed government provided customers!

    It is a no brainer! The question is in the long run will these insurance companies be able to stay in business and be profitable. Right now, they see short term dollar signs and who would pass that up in the locked up health care system?

    I know you are not a big picture guy and your analytical skills are abysmal but at least make an attempt to see outside the box of dumbed down talking points.

  6. Amazona April 16, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    casper is proof that some people will rave about the taste of a s**t sandwich if their minders tell them it is yummy.

    He produces a graph that shows cost skyrocketing, and then starting to drop down to close to where they were before the federal intervention in the marketplace, and touts the drop from the highest point to the original level as something to brag about.

    Reasonable people would look at the graph and say “And just how many billions of dollars were spent to get us to where we were at the beginning? And how many people had to endure rising insurance costs and/or the loss of their plans to get back here?”

    Not the lemmings like cappy. He/they just point to the end of the graph line and tell us this represents success.

    Then he touts an “estimate” made by an agency that has, so far, never been right. Does he ask or care on what this “estimate” is based? Of course not. So, naturally, there is no interest in the legitimacy of the assumptions upon which it is based. Nope, all that matters to the teeny tiny brain of such as cappy is that one number.

    It’s not that casper is dumber than millions of other LIV in this country. It’s that he is so oblivious to his stupidity that he insists on flaunting it, online, and pointing it out at every opportunity.

    And, of course, while he is excitedly supporting a governmental system by bragging about its imagined successes and harassing its opposition, he remains steadfastly ignorant of its true ideology and determinedly resistant to trying to explain why he defends it as the best way to govern the nation.

    • Count d'Haricots (@Count_dHaricots) April 16, 2014 / 3:36 pm

      Obanomics as applied to Health Insurance:

      “We’re Losing Money on Every Policy We Write. But, We’re Making it up in Volume.”

    • tiredoflibbs April 16, 2014 / 9:29 pm

      Remember cappy tried correlating paying more in taxes to living longer. He ignores the FACT that premiums and deductibles have increased because of obamacare.

      I guess since he believed the former correlation, he will believe people who pay more for health care insurance will be healthier.

      After all, this is what the great and powerful obame has done.

      • Cluster April 16, 2014 / 10:29 pm

        And expounding in that logic – since private health insurance companies were “gouging” insurers with high premiums according to liberals, couldn’t it be said that the insurance companies were just looking out for their consumers best interests?

    • M. Noonan April 17, 2014 / 12:08 am

      Ah, arguing with a liberal – quite like trying to pick up poop from the clean end…

      • Retired Spook April 17, 2014 / 9:53 am

        Actually, I believe that’s the definition of political correctness.

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