The Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices has admit­ted that it made a mis­take in count­ing the total enroll­ment under the Afford­able Care Act by 380,000…because it count­ed den­tal plans as med­ical plans.  This allowed them to hit the “mag­ic num­ber” extolled by the admin­is­tra­tion of 7 mil­lion enrollees, thus hit­ting their tar­get and claim­ing enroll­ment a suc­cess.  Sec­re­tary Bur­well apol­o­gized, say­ing “this mis­take was unac­cept­able (but) the fact that we have quick­ly cor­rect­ed the num­bers should give peo­ple confidence”