Monday, January 23, 2012
Inside the Obamacare Spin Zone
Over at National Review Online, I have a new column up looking inside the Obama administration’s claims about progress at the state level implementing the “health exchanges” meant to form much of the new health care system:
According to the administration’s spin, some 28 states are “on their way” toward establishing the exchanges, so everything is apparently well under control. In other words, nothing to worry about here. Full speed ahead!
But is that really what’s going on here?
Because, even if one were to accept the White House’s accounting (which one shouldn’t), that would mean that 22 states — roughly 40 percent of the country — are not “on their way” toward erecting the Obamacare exchanges. Isn’t that a problem? Further, upon closer inspection, it’s clear that many of the 28 states that are supposedly “on their way” really aren’t “on their way.”
You can read the full column here.