HHS Chief Wants More Obamacare Transparency

Obamacare’s going to start overloading some peoples’ Outlook calendar very soon.

Stung by an embarrassing overstating of Obamacare enrollment numbers, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has ordered her deputies to hold a series of meetings to discuss how to increase transparency around that health-care reform program and the rest of the agency’s work.

Burwell’s mandate came days after it was revealed the Obama administration had inflated—accidentally or otherwise—the number of total Obamacare sign-ups by nearly 400,000 people in September and then again in early November by including people enrolled in dental plans.

It also comes after HHS’ failure as of yet to reveal current open-enrollment data as has been noted by CNBC and other media outlets, even as a number of states have been releasing such data.