This is what the administration refers to as an overwhelming success.
Documents released by the House Oversight committee show that 6 people had enrolled in Obamacare on the first day of its launch, 248 on the second day.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released new HealthCare.gov meeting notes stating that as of 10/2/2013, there were “248 enrollments.” According to meeting notes from the day before, “6 enrollments have occurred so far with 5 different issuers.”
The numbers come from notes taken during “War Room” meetings at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance (CCIIO), part of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tasked with implementing ObamaCare. The meetings were comprised of Administration officials and contractors discussing the standing issues and problems with the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov.
The first set of notes, taken the morning of October 2nd, states, “6 enrollments have occurred so far with 5 different issuers… Issuers include BCBS NC, BCBS Kansas City, and CareSource. Healthcare Service Corporation had the 2 enrollments.”
At the next meeting held the afternoon of October 2nd, the notes add that “[a]pproximately 100 enrollments have happened as of this meeting.”
At the morning meeting held October 3rd, the notes say that “[as] of yesterday, there were 248 enrollments.”
The Administration so far has not provided any official number of individuals who successfully enrolled in insurance plans through HealthCare.gov. The documents released today were produced in response to a Committee request sent to 11 of the top contractors involved in the HealthCare.gov roll out. Chairman Issa also today subpoenaed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for documents related to HealthCare.gov, including the number of attempted and completed enrollments.
Here is a link to the press release, where you can view copies of the meeting notes.