She’d happily tell you the official HHS number rather than rely on insurance company data if not for the small detail that HHS hasn’t built a payment system on Healthcare.gov yet. Upshot: Figure somewhere between 500,000 and 1.5 million “sign-ups” for ObamaCare are nonpayment cases who’ll sooner or later be bounced from the rolls.
She also told HuffPo today that they got a “Galfianakis bounce” from Obama’s appearance on that dopey Funny Or Die sketch. SNL had some fun with that this weekend — watch the second clip below to see — but Ace is right that the skit’s not as anti-O as some righties are making it out to be. At worst, it slaps him for being a bit too willing to indulge the dumbest impulses of the Kardashians’ fan base. But it’s all for a good cause and O himself is depicted as a reluctant panderer rather than a guy who’ll coopt anything, no matter how little it has to do with him, to get a little extra face time with his core constituencies.
Make sure to watch to the end of the first clip or else you’ll miss one of the more enjoyably awkward silent treatments captured on video in recent years.