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When a Decline is Not a Decline
The 203,000 fewer people who enrolled in ObamCare in February than in January was a drop of 17.7 percent.
Unless, it wasn’t a drop because of the month.
"I would note that February's obviously a short month," said Nancy Delew, the acting deputy assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at HHS.
"There are 28 days in February. January's a longer month. We also had the period of time covered in the January report included several days from December. December had a lot of enrollment activity. So we don't think that we had a decline in the month of February."
HHS Just Doesn’t Know Much About ObamaCare Enrollees
You may expect the department overseeing ObamaCare to know how many enrollees have paid their insurance premiums, but you would be expecting a lot.
This week Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the House Ways and Means Committee that HHS does not know how many people enrolled in ObamaCare have actually paid their premiums.
She also didn’t know how many of the enrollees had previously been uninsured.
ObamaCare: "You Have To Take Your Medicine"
MRCTV went to the recent DNC Winter Meeting and asked DNC committee members and guests– if Democrats should run away from ObamaCare in preparation for the upcoming 2014 elections.
There was a lot of support for the measure including one attendee that compared ObamaCare to medicine saying, "You have to take your medicine at some point."
Illegal Aliens Outnumber Unemployed
The Pew Research Center’s latest estimate of the number of illegal aliens residing in the United States was 11.7 million as of March 2012.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated approximately 11.46 million people were unemployed in the average month of 2013.
ENFORCE The Law Act
Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) ENFORCE The Law Act, passed the house Wednesday.
The measure allows a single chamber of Congress, or both chambers acting in concert, to file an expedited civil action against any member of the executive branch who “has established or implemented a formal or informal policy, practice, or procedure to refrain from enforcing, applying, following, or administering any provision of a Federal statute, rule, regulation, program, policy, or other law.”
A three-judge panel in U.S. District Court would hear the case, and the panel’s ruling could only be appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Not everyone is supportive; Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says the GOP hasn’t attempted to sue the president for a reason.
“Well, they haven’t sued because they know that they would not present a truthful case, they know that they would lose the case,” Johnson said on the House floor.
“They know that this president has not exceeded his constitutional authority. This legislation is simply a showcase for the false narrative that the Republicans continue to perpetuate upon the American people.”
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