House Republicans have spent the last few months decrying the lack of "complete, full and transparent" Obamacare enrollment data being released by the White House as the number of sign-ups climbed higher and higher. But given their own opportunity to set the bar a little higher, they fell remarkably short.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee released a report Wednesday that said only 67 percent of HealthCare.gov enrollees had paid their first premium, which formally initiates their coverage, as of April 15. But, unfortunately for the GOP, it seems their report is also incomplete and opaque in its own way.
Right-wingers practically rejoiced: 67 percent! That made the Obama administration's victory lap at the beginning of April as the law surpassed 8 million sign-ups look patently ridiculous. That might have been the explicit intention of the committee.
"Tired of receiving incomplete pictures of enrollment in the health care law, we went right to the source and found that the administration’s recent declarations of success may be unfounded,” Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) said in a statement.
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