Lately, President Obama’s political action group, Organizing for Action (OFA), has claimed that six million Americans have successfully signed up for Obamacare. However, even The Washington Post Fact Checker finds this assertion to be suspect.
For over a week, OFA has been sending out numerous fundraising emails, posting tweets, and writing Facebook messages touting the mythical six million signups. On January 10, for instance, OFA tweeted, “Six million Americans have gotten covered. Have you?” But Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post says that this is a number that should be “ignored.”
“The 6 million figure,” Kessler explains, “comes from combining a figure of 2.1 million for people selecting a plan via state and federal exchanges, through December and 3.9 million for Medicaid, through November.”