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One of our own continues to make good

by: Eric B.

Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 13:13:45 PM EDT


Charles Gaba's work documenting Obamacare enrollments nets him a feature story in Ezra Klein's new venture.

For the past six months, the best Obamacare sign-up data hasn't come from a Washington think-tank or Health and Human Services number-crunchers.

The best, most granular accounting of Obamacare's sign-ups happens in a messy bedroom-turned-office in Michigan where Charles Gaba runs ACASignups.Net.

The story goes on to kind of flesh out what this has meant for Gaba's personal and professional life. It's worth reading all the way through.

Someone should buy his spreadsheets and the work he's done behind the scenes to continue with it. A media outlet should do that and pay him to consult with them until they can get it going on their own. We shouldn't have to rely on volunteers to track the number of people enrolling in Obamacare. We have a media that is supposed to pay people to do that. Instead they are doing something else. For instance, last week's wall-to-wall coverage of the president's sandwich choice in Ann Arbor. Or today's coverage of that prank Aquinas College students pulled on on their professor. Or whatever the hell Tiger Beat on the Potomac is into today. Or someone.

Eric B. :: One of our own continues to make good
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