Judging from the White House’s conspicuous silence regarding the actual number of people who have signed up for ObamaCare online, it is apparent that an administration-wide policy is in effect to suppress unfavorable numbers.
According to one Blue Cross Blue Shield official, that approach is also being forced onto private sector insurers.
James Nichol, a consumer sales manager for the company’s North Dakota branch, revealed that the federal government sent the insurance provider a request to keep the state’s enrollment numbers under wraps.
Federal sources would not comment on the validity of Nichol’s claim, nor would an official confirm or deny that other insurance companies received similar letters.
North Dakota, one of 36 states without a statewide exchange, relies on Washington, D.C. bureaucrats to handle its government healthcare program. As a result, its signup numbers are dismally low.
For this reason, it is not surprising that the federal government is reticent to reveal the scope of failure associated with the ObamaCare roll out.
Another Blue Cross spokesperson, though, possibly unaware of the presidential admonition, indicated that just 14 residents have signed up for a socialized medicine plan through the company since Oct. 1. In total, just 20 people in the state have been confirmed as enrolled in the program.
Citing the “unique situation” surrounding the website’s troublesome implementation, Blue Cross Blue Shield broke with its tradition of not revealing such statistics.
With a website that shows no immediate signs of improvement and a healthcare plan very few Americans actually want, this administration’s policy of obstruction can only last so long.
Intimidating private companies and threatening citizens — two of Barack Obama’s greatest achievements as president — will ultimately result in a backlash even a faithful lapdog media cannot overcome.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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