The PJ Tatler

Is This How HHS Got Its '7.1 Million' Obamacare Sign-Ups?

The Shark Tank may have uncovered a massive story.

In the closing days of the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was mailing out letters notifying certain Americans that they had already started a healthcare coverage application on their behalf.

The HHS letter stated that the information they used to begin the application for individual Healthcare was obtain by the state agency in charge of implementing Obamacare.

The next step for the individual would be visit Healthcare.gov and complete the already started application to see if they qualify for “Marketplace coverage.”

News of the HHS letter was first mentioned by a listener of the popular “Daybreak with Drew Steele” Show on Fox 92.5, which is out of  Fort Myers, Florida.

They have the letter over at Shark Tank.

Let’s just wrap our minds around all this.

The Obama regime was in a panic that it would not get the 7 million sign-ups that it said would constitute success. It was in such a panicked state that it distanced itself from that number, which was its own number. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius even said that the number wasn’t hers and she didn’t agree with it, which was a provable lie.

The regime knew that it could not depend on the website staying alive during the final sign-up crunch period. In fact, Healthcare.gov went down for hours on March 31, deadline day. Yet they got the number they needed anyway.

Because they had a plan? They harvested information and started signing people up without their permission. They squared the individual mandate — if you don’t even sign up, we’ll sign you up.

The regime just wanted the number, so President Obama could go out there and crow about it and the media would report it uncritically. Mission accomplished. He got his day in the sun.