EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the website's first week, out of tens of millionsSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 09:07
EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the website's first week, out of tens of millions
By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
PUBLISHED: 14:29 EST, 10 October 2013 | UPDATED: 15:44 EST, 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.