Suspicious Timing of Census Bureau’s New Health Insurance Questions Helps ObamaCare
After compiling three decades-worth of responses to health insurance questions, the U.S. Census Bureau is about to implement a new version that will make it impossible to compare insurance coverage data before and after ObamaCare.
It gets better.
“An internal Census Bureau document said that the new questionnaire included a ‘total revision to health insurance questions,’ and, in a test last year, produced lower estimates of the uninsured,” reports the New York Times.
In practical terms this means “it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument.”
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— Max Velthoven, John Kartch and Ryan Ellis, Americans for Tax Reform