The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
Many Happy Returns
Sylvia Burwell, the secretary of health and human services, weighed in last week with a USA Today piece imaginatively headlined “Affordable Care Act Is Working.” Here’s the best bit:
As of midnight Sunday, about 11.4 million Americans selected Marketplace plans or were automatically re-enrolled, including 8.6 million through the HealthCare.gov platform, and – based on preliminary data provided to us by the State-Based Marketplaces – 2.8 million through these state Marketplaces.
Enthusiasm and demand for Marketplace insurance were clear: In the final day, more new consumers signed up for health coverage than any other day this open enrollment or last.
That’s like saying people are enthusiastic about filing their income taxes because so many of them do it on April 15.
At Least It’s Not Biden
“Chris Christie Finds Himself Squeezed Not Just by Bush but by Walker”—headline, New York Observer website, Feb. 20
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