7.1 Million, In Context

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP)

Obamacare supporters celebrated Tuesday when the Obama administration announced that, according to the Obama administration, 7.1 million people have “signed up for private insurance plans” via the government-run health-care exchanges.

Meanwhile, the smattering of conventional liberals who comprise the target audience for General Electric’s Vox.com turned to their Juicebox-powered oracles for “crucial context” regarding the announcement and the “deeper meaning” behind the 7.1 million figure. But it was nowhere to be found.

That failure is 100% on them as writers; that is entirely their fault. Fortunately, the Washington Free Beacon has the piping hot context you crave:

Menendez: Liar

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Photo via Flickr user S_Falkow

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The War on Tricare

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Tricare Fury

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Obama Economist: Healthcare Costs Ballooning

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