Obamacare officials exaggerate enrollment total by counting dental plans

The Obama administration admitted today that it mistakenly inflated the number of health insurance enrollments under  the Affordable Care Act by adding in those who selected dental plans to raise the total above 7 million — the White House’s original goal.

“This mistake is unacceptable,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said on her Twitter account today. “I will be communicating that clearly throughout the department.”

Congressional investigators with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee discovered the error after receiving data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a sub-agency within HHS that oversees the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

The Obama administration incorrectly added 380,000 consumers who selected only dental plans, Bloomberg first reported. According to CMS, the accurate number of Americans who selected health insurance plans is 6.7 million.
 Source: The Daily Signal
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