Republican senator says administration has ‘cooked the books’ on ObamaCare numbers

March 31, 2014

A Republican senator said on Sunday that the lack of details about ObamaCare enrollment numbers suggests the Obama administration has “cooked the books.”

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, made his comments just hours before the Monday deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act and was skeptical of the administration’s most recent enrollment figure of more than 6 million Americans.

“I don’t think it means anything,” he told “Fox News Sunday.” “They are cooking the books on this.”

Though the enrollment number now appears just a million shy of the administration’s goal of 7 million by the March 31 deadline, Barrasso said Americans who have switched to ObamaCare from insurance deemed sub-standard under the Affordable Care Act still don’t know whether they can keep their same doctors. And they don’t know whether their premiums will indeed be more affordable.

Among the other questions are whether enough younger people have enrolled in ObamaCare to cover the health care costs of older Americans in the program and how many of those enrolled previously were uninsured.

10 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • I Seigel says:

    According to the Senator’s website, his committee assignments are: Energy & Natural Resources; Environment & Public Works; Indian Affairs; and Foreign Relations.

    So he really has no expertise or inside information to make his opinions any more or less valid than yours, mine, or Nancy Pelosi’s.

    It sounds like Fox just scrounges around to find ANYBODY that agrees with their editorial board and puts them on the air to do their ranting, even tho they have no particular qualifications.

    1. Chuck Fisher says:

      I think that’s exactly true…the article says that the figures “suggest” cooking the books, not that it was actually done. As I’ve noticed with a lot of articles associated with this newsletter, they sit around waiting for someone to “suggest” a news item they’d like to use to further their beliefs or agenda, then they release it and run with it like it was fact. This way, they don’t have to check their sources or the veracity of their facts, they can slide the blame off on someone else if they’re called on the claims. That’s a sneaky way of passing off their beliefs as fact. I could tell you that 6 people transported to the surface of Saturn and talk about that as proof of space travel and transporter technology, without telling you that those facts are from the newest Star Trek episode. This happens way too often in the news in general, and it sometimes seems like Fox and newsletters like this have the inside track. That’s why my main philosophy with these news sources has always been to research ANYTHING of great importance with multiple, reliable sources before accepting it as fact. Otherwise, there’s no tellingwhat bs they’ll feed you.

      1. I Seigel says:

        And you’ll notice, too, more often than not, that after posting some actual FACTS, or a link to a non-biased news source that refutes the “headline”, that the responses from the readers here simply dry up and they move on to the next story of innuendo and half-truth.

        Take all the stories about “possible” voter fraud. None have actually been confirmed, and no one can prove that the “fraud” didn’t benefit Republican candidates rather than Democrats, as everyone here is so eager to believe.

  • BH says:

    In the elections this Nov., we need to remember that EVERY Democrat Senator up for reelection VOTED FOR the Democrat Party’s Obamacare. Also, most Democrat Party representatives voted for it. Moreover, all of them have continued to support it. Don’t let their claims of wanting to change it now fool you, after the election they will go back to supporting it. HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!

  • wellilltellya says:

    Just like EVERYTHING coming out of the Whitehouse everything from the Obama administration is a LIE!! and its about time some of our elected officials start to do something about it THANK YOU

  • defiant1 says:

    Of course they would cook the books, Obamacare is a failure. Democrats are corrupt so why would this be above board……….what a dangerous joke is the Democratic party. Look at the damage created in all the govt agencies during this admin; state Dept/Hillary corruption, DOJ/Holder corruption, IRS corruption, ExecBranch corruption and on and on………….just doesn’t stop

    1. Chuck Fisher says:

      Do you really believe that all of this “corruption” in government manifested in the last 2 terms of the presidency? PLEASE! The system as a whole has been corrupt for decades upon decades! The system of checks and balances that we have no longer works because of all the closed door meetings, lobbying, and quid pro quo support for each other’s agendas in the good ‘ol boy network. A true democratic government cannot exist as long as greed and the desire for power is the driving force for seeking public office. Only when representatives cannot profit at all from public office, other than salaries, will a democratic government be for the people.

  • CTH says:

    Who would have thought that the most honest and open administration in history could cook the books (i.e. lie). Answer; Only those who paid attention to Obungle’s real record, heritage and environment before he was first nominated.

  • dixie says:

    Of course, the whole operation is a FRAUD! Hope you voters out there will take heed…vote the whole operation out of there! Pray for our Nation!

    1. mudguy1 says:

      Yes Pray. Just hope it is not to late for Prayer. And is not like the guys that were cutting a tree down for my brother and they cut the face notch wrong and the tree started to fall toward his shed and one of the guys said we better Pray. The Prayer was good but late. The hit the shed and destroyed it. We need Prayer and more to turn our Country around.

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