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‘Nothing to see here’! New US Census survey will help Obamacare data stay buried

http://twitter.com/#!/EdB_Ohio/status/456078828721680385

Well, kids, looks like we may have to wait even longer to find out just how awesome Obamacare is:

http://twitter.com/#!/freddoso/status/456078560508133378

Via 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.

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. Thus, officials said, 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.

http://twitter.com/#!/elliosch/status/456074670115004416

Annoying … but not remotely surprising.

http://twitter.com/#!/AmyOtto8/status/456079380599406592

ObamaCare numbers not to your liking?
Change the questions on the census to obscure the facts.
Viola!
(The press will do the rest.)— Bob (@BobHicks_) April 15, 2014

Transparency, baby!

http://twitter.com/#!/kerpen/status/456079299540701184
http://twitter.com/#!/jordanndavis/status/456081139258892289
http://twitter.com/#!/asymmetricinfo/status/456085133867892736
http://twitter.com/#!/AF632/status/456080441854791680
http://twitter.com/#!/NumbersMuncher/status/456081771872804866
http://twitter.com/#!/seanagnew/status/456079123530907648

Heavens, no! We can’t have that!

http://twitter.com/#!/hboulware/status/456079431073689601

Laugh, drink … and weep.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/15/nothing-to-see-here-new-us-census-survey-will-help-obamacare-data-stay-buried/

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