Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More O-care tricks

If you fear a survey won't be favorable, why not just change the survey?

From the New York Times:
The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.
The changes are intended to improve the accuracy of the survey, being conducted this month in interviews with tens of thousands of households around the country. But the new questions are so different that the findings will not be comparable, the officials said.
"Improve the accuracy"? Somehow I suspect that means improve the spin potential.

This also caught my eye:
The questionnaire traditionally used by the Census Bureau provides an “inflated estimate of the uninsured” and is prone to “measurement errors,” said a working paper by statisticians and demographers at the agency.
So, now they tell us faulty data was used inflate the numbers justifying Obamacare in the first place.

Obamacare looks darker and dirtier with each new twist.

1 comment:

  1. Remember back in 2009, they tried to bring the census bureau directly under the white house? I saw great possibility of voter or census "irregularities" that would be a boon for areas that are democratic heavy.