Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How To Cook the ObamaCare  Statistical Goose

How can the government cook its goose to prove it is laying golden eggs?

Question from reader

How do you cook a statistical goose,

When the goose is a political caboose?

One, you can conceal the raw statistics.

You can say you don’t know the logistics.

Two,  you can change census insurance questions,

Make it  hard  to learn past data lessons,

Three, you can emphasize the positive,

Simply eliminate the negative.

Four, you can send critics on wild goose chases,

By constantly changing the subject to save faces.

It is easy to cook the data goose,

Create your own statistical stew juice.


1.       “Cook the ObamaCare Stats: Suddenly the Census Bureau Changes How It Counts Insured,” Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2014.

2.       “Census Changes Will Make it Hard to Gauge Health Law’s Impact. “ Kaiser Health News Capsule, April 17, 2014.

- -    "Numbers Game, " New York Post,  April 15, 2014.

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