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Cable News Ignores New & Improved ACA Enrollment Numbers, Fox News Makes Stuff Up

You might not have heard about it, but Health and Human Services (HHS) released new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act yesterday (pdf).

From October 1 through November 30, more than 3.6 million Americans applied for health coverage under the ACA while just over 2.3 million Americans have been processed and are eligible to buy an insurance policy through either the federal marketplace at or through a state-based marketplace. 362,683 Americans have already selected a plan with the remaining 1.9 million undecided.

An additional 803,000 Americans have enrolled in either the newly expanded Medicaid program (where available) or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

So what were some of the top front-page headlines on right-wing blogs yesterday? “We were wrong about Obamacare enrollment?” Not a chance in hell… [CONTINUE READING]