[Ed. note: The question is whether the MSM will continue to let them lie through their teeth.]
White House health care adviser Phil Schiliro denied that the Obama administration ever set Obamacare enrollment goals of 7 million consumers, saying Tuesday it “was never our target number.”
Schiliro spoke with MSNBC’s Kristen Welker about the stumbling health care law’s prospects moving forward. Current numbers show roughly 2 million signups for Obamacare at the end of December — 1 million short of what the White House projected months ago. Previous administration estimates counted on at least 7 million enrollees by the March 31 deadline, with concerns that government health exchanges could function poorly — or even break down — if a smaller number signed up.
But on Tuesday, Schiliro pretended the White House never set a goal of 7 million, even suggesting that benchmarks weren’t necessary at all: