When does no information = information?

Not pulling from a news article, but from an opinion column (Peggy Noonan), and trying to remain apolitical, I was struck by the absence of data on the number of people successfully signing up for ObamaCare.

Regardless what the reports show a month from now, what impact does the dearth of data have now on others who might otherwise have signed up?  Or does it only really matter at the end of the signup period?

Where does the absence of information in a business actually equal information on its own?  What is nothing worth?


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