Please, try and contain your shock and amazement at the thought of Kathleen Sebelius lying.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week:

“We do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven’t given it to date.”

Today in the Washington Post:

According to one person with knowledge of the figures, slightly fewer than 40,000 people had selected a health plan as of last week. The figures are derived from reports that the government sends to each participating insurer early every evening, letting them know which customers have signed up that day. The figure was first reported Monday by the Wall Street Journal.

HT: Jim Geraghty