There were nineteen people standing on stage behind the president Tuesday during a photo-op to promote ObamaCare.
One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn's Disease and how ObamaCare saved her and then gave a testimonial praising ObamaCare.
There was no mention during the performance of the thousands of Americans who lost their insurance because of ObamaCare.
Criticizing Republicans who have pronounced Obamacare a failure, the president said, "I would advise them to check with the people who are here today and the people that they represent all across the country whose lives have been changed for the better by the Affordable Care Act."
Problem is it’s impossible to check with the other 18 people as the president suggested.
No one knows who they are and the White House isn’t telling. Unlike other similar events, the White House did not release their names or biographies.
A spokesman later said the White House would not provide the information. A pool report called the group "19 individuals whom the White House said benefited from health care reform."
Beyond that, their connection to Obamacare remains unknown.
The last time Obama gathered everyday Americans to stand behind him as he delivered remarks on ObamaCare turned into something of an embarrassment for the White House when people were showcased who had successfully navigated the system.
The problem was they had had the briefest and barest of interactions with the health care plan and were not success stories.
Now, six weeks later, the White House presumably can find people who are farther along in the process of buying coverage through healthcare.gov. but the White House isn’t saying.