Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the website’s first week, out of tens of millions of Americans in 36 states

  • Obamacare’s main signup engine attracted just 6,200 new customers on its launch day and 51,000 after the first week
  • At the same rate, the 6-month open enrollment period would sign up just 2 million Americans, including 14 states and D.C., which have their own insurance exchanges
  • The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare needs at least 7 million customers to stay afloat financially
  • Numerous Obama administration officials have denied seeing any enrollment figures at all
  • MailOnline’s sources are two Health and Human Services workers who have access to the data as it’s crunched
  • Texas congressman says anemic national enrollment numbers are ‘roughly the population of a small town in my district’


David Martosko
The Daily Mail [UK]
10 October 2013

Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the first week the Healthcare.gov website was online, according to two sources inside the Department of Health and Human Services who gave MailOnline an exclusive look at the earliest enrollment numbers.

The career civil servants, who process data inside the agency, confirmed independently that just 6,200 Americans applied for health insurance through the problem-plagued website on October 1, the day it first opened to the public.

Neither HHS nor the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would comment on the record about the numbers. Enroll America, the president’s organization of health care ‘navigators’ who are charged with helping Americans sign up, didn’t reply to a request for information about its level of success so far.

The White House also did not respond to emails seeking comment.

But several administration officials have claimed this month that they didn’t have access to the kinds of raw figures MailOnline obtained from the people who work for them. And the anemic totals suggest a far lower level of interest in coverage through the Affordable Care Act than the Obama administration has hoped to see…

…’The administration’s goal is seven million people in the first year,’ Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist, a long-time Obamacare opponent, told MailOnline. ‘We are not on track for anything like seven million. New Coke was retired for being a smaller disappointment.’

‘There was no good reason to hide these number,’ he said. ‘This is not keeping a secret from the Russians or the Syrians. … Why lie about this, for crying out loud?’

‘These numbers reflect what we all know: Obamacare is a disaster,‘ Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn told MailOnline. ‘It is time for the president to admit Obamacare is not working and that the American people deserve better.’

Spokespersons for five different Democratic senators declined to provide comment, with most saying they are paying greater attention to the debt-ceiling and government-shutdown standoffs that have gripped Washington, D.C. since before Oct. 1…


The complete article, with video,  is at The Daily Mail.



Related: At The Natural Truth  Michael Graham writes:

…Actually, just 35 states because Hawaii had to re-boot its system after having ZERO people sign up.

To put that number in perspective, to get to the needed 7 million at this pace would take about three years…


Read the whole thing.



Update: At Breitbart:


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