By Paul Howard
Department of Health and Human Services Seal (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)
The Obama administration is putting the rosiest face possible on the recent Obamacare enrollment numbers: 2.1 million people have enrolled in private plans on the state and federal marketplaces during the first half of the open enrollment season, which lasts until March 31st. Conservatives should resist the temptation to snicker at those numbers since they’re far lower than originally projected. If hundreds of thousands of people with pre-existing conditions are buying coverage for the first time, that’s an unequivocal good.