Maybe Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was simply caught off guard when MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts asked her about the government’s stated inability to report on exactly how many people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges.
Or maybe, nine days into the opening of those exchanges, the White House and the Democratic Party still do not have a convincing explanation for why the number of enrollees is perilously low. Either way, Wasserman Schultz delivered a pitiful performance on Wednesday when she was asked why the government will not release details on the number of Obamacare enrollees.
“So, how would you respond to the messaging and the criticism that there has been about the rollout of Obamacare,” Roberts asked. “Even though the government is not running the actual insurance exchanges, it is running the rollout and should be able to provide every curious American about the data — and certainly journalists about the data — of how many people are actually signing up accessing Obamacare. So, where is that number?”
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