In a telephone interview with Shark Tank, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called Obamacare’s 7.1 million enrollees an inflated “funny [number],” and stated that he believes Sebelius’s resignation is being used as a scapegoat by the Senate Democrats, “who are underwater in the races” and “running scared”:
The letter illustrates two things. Number one, that the Obama administration is using funny numbers when it is touting the enrollment numbers, it has failed to distinguish between those who just signed up to get an application, and those who actually purchased insurance and paid their first month’s premium.
It has also deliberately neglected who was insured, so they are just trying to inflate their numbers to make it appear far better than it is, and this is a real manifestation of this-we don’t know how many of these letters HHS sent out, and we don’t even know if they are counting the partially completed applications that they filled out in the funny numbers that they are releasing.
In addition to that, it also underscores the incredible lack of data security and the violations of privacy that Obamacare necessitates, because on the face of the letter, it is state government agencies that are forwarding your personal health information to the federal government without your permission, against your wishes, and they have no business doing that. It’s one of many problems that is pandemic in Obamacare.
The letter Cruz is referring to is a controversial letter sent out by HHS prior to the enrollment deadline informing Americans that an Obamacare application had been started for them, without their knowledge or consent:
“…You or someone on your application will likely be able to get coverage through the Marketplace, and get help paying for health coverage…We used the information from the state agency to start an application for you on Healthcare.gov. You’ll need to complete and submit this application to see if you qualify for Marketplace coverage.
To do this, you can log into your Healthcare.gov account, or if you don’t already have an account, you can create one on Healthcare.gov… For more information about how to complete the application we started for you, go to www.healthcare.gov/help/statetransfer […].”
Is anyone surprised by this undue deceit?