We were told that 7.3 million Americans signed up for healthcare coverage and paid their premiums during the first year of the ACA healthcare exchanges. Now, we learn that we were, in fact, misled and that 380,000 of those counted only purchased dental care.It’s enough already.
While I am a longtime supporter of the Affordable Care Act—and continue to believe that, if given time and some revisions, the law will make a positive difference in bringing health care to those previously shut out of the system while lowering the overall cost of care—I have had just about enough of the never-ending disclosures about the administration’s marketing games, ranging from careless to downright dishonest.
Revelation after revelation has now brought me to the point where I really don’t care if the bad information and sordid tales are the result of negligence or have otherwise been intentionally thrust upon the public. I am simply sick of getting incorrect data that almost always seems to fall on the side of painting a rosier picture than what turns out to be the truth.