Documents: meager early enrollment in Obamacare - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Documents show meager early enrollment in fed healthcare exchange

Documents posted online by a congressional committee show only six people signed up for Obamacare on Day 1 of the rollout. (Source: Healthcare.gov/MGN) Documents posted online by a congressional committee show only six people signed up for Obamacare on Day 1 of the rollout. (Source: Healthcare.gov/MGN)

WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) – A congressional committee released documents indicating that the rollout of the troubled website HealthCare.gov got off to a slow start.

Real slow.

Six people managed to successfully enroll in the federal healthcare exchange on Oct. 1, the first day it was available, according to documents released by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The six enrollments occurred with five different insurers, according to notes by committee chairman, Rep. Daniel Issa, a California Republican.

The House committee posted information online that showed by the afternoon of Oct. 2, about 100 individuals had enrolled, which increased to 248 by the next morning.

Neither the documents nor Issa's notes indicated official enrollment totals.

Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for Health and Human Services, told CNN that the data released by Issa and the committee do not represent a complete accounting of the enrollment.

She said the department will release monthly enrollment statistics, but first must coordinate information from different sources that include paper, online and call centers. The data will be confirmed with insurers and individual states, she said.

HHS cannot provide accurate enrollment totals because of the issues of collecting the information.

"We have always anticipated that the pace of enrollment will increase throughout the enrollment period," Peters said.

Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • FOX & CNN News StoriesMore>>

  • Transgender woman says she was harassed over restroom at restaurant

    Transgender woman says she was harassed over restroom at restaurant

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-06-24 15:05:26 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-06-24 15:17:54 GMT
    After washing her hands Clymer says the attendant and manager said it was DC law that a person must only use the restroom that matches with the gender on their identification card. (Source: WJLA/CNN)After washing her hands Clymer says the attendant and manager said it was DC law that a person must only use the restroom that matches with the gender on their identification card. (Source: WJLA/CNN)

    After washing her hands Clymer says the attendant and manager said it was DC law that a person must only use the restroom that matches with the gender on their identification card

    More >>

    After washing her hands Clymer says the attendant and manager said it was DC law that a person must only use the restroom that matches with the gender on their identification card

    More >>
  • Warning issued after rattlesnakes found inside pool noodle

    Warning issued after rattlesnakes found inside pool noodle

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:23 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:23:28 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:34:53 GMT
    An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. (Source: KNXV/CNN)An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. (Source: KNXV/CNN)

    An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. 

    More >>

    An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. 

    More >>
  • Mother and 2-year-old son seriously injured in CA dog attack

    Mother and 2-year-old son seriously injured in CA dog attack

    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-24 11:07:24 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-24 11:07:24 GMT
    The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone. (Source: Nathan Le/KFMB/CNN)The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone. (Source: Nathan Le/KFMB/CNN)

    The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone.

    More >>

    The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly