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HHS Admits Unbelievably Lucky ‘Mistake’

Another day, another Obamacare lie. Bloomberg reports:

The Obama administration included as many as 400,000 dental plans in a number it reported for enrollments under the Affordable Care Act, an unpublicized detail that helped surpass a goal for 7 million sign-ups. 

Without the dental plans, the federal government would have had 6.97 million people with medical insurance under the law known as Obamacare, investigators for the House Oversight and Government Reform committee calculated, using data they obtained from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

Federal officials said in September they had 7.3 million people enrolled in coverage through new government-run insurance exchanges. They didn’t distinguish between medical and dental plans, breaking from previous practice without notice.

HHS admits that it made a “mistake”:

Gosh, that really was an astonishingly lucky mistake, wasn’t it? The administration made an error that just happened to push their enrollment numbers above their predicted number. What are the chances!

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