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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 03:59 AM

17. Well, the administration used the 7 million number too

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101448421

However, Tavenner herself { Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services } in a Sept. 5 memo to { Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen } Sebelius had used the total 7 million estimate in a table entitled "Projected Monthly National Enrollment Targets for Health Insurance Marketplaces."

Weeks later, in a Sept. 30 interview with NBC News on the eve of the launch of the Obamacare exchanges, Sebelius herself said, "I think success looks like at least 7 million people having signed up by the end of March 2014."


Not that it matters -- its amazing that its coming out as close as it is, something like this is incredibly hard to predict.

It drives me wild the "expectation game" -- if some number falls below some forecast, even by a little bit, it's made out to be some terrible disastrous shortfall. But if a number exceeds the forecast, its made out to be some awesome achievement.

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