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Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Released In HHS Report, But They Don't Add Up

Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Released In HHS Report, But They Don't Add Up

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Perhaps because of the abundance of raw data available in this Age of Information, many an argument comes down to contesting the essential facts and figures that underpin a given claim. In the Intelligence Squared debate held on Jan. 15, for instance, the subject in question was whether '€œObamacare is now beyond rescue'€ and both sides referred to the number of canceled policies resulting from health care reform '€” five million, some have claimed '€” as a significant issue that has been hotly contested over the past few months. '€œMany journalists have tried to figure out exactly how many policies have been canceled,'€ Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine stated, '€œAnd they don't have good enough records to know, but they know it's not 5 million. And they suspect '€” the administration suspects it's closer to one-tenth of that figure.'€