Quantcast

Documents: meager early enrollment in Obamacare - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

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)
  • Government shutdown endNational politicsMore>>

  • Trump's Cohen comments raise questions about relationship

    Trump's Cohen comments raise questions about relationship

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:18:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:10:57 GMT
    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him 'with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal' and that 'from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong.' (Source: CNN)President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him 'with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal' and that 'from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong.' (Source: CNN)

    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal" and that "from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong."

    More >>

    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal" and that "from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong."

    More >>
  • Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

    Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:28:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:04:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Rep...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Rep...

    Senate panel expected to vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, a bill that has split Republicans.

    More >>

    Senate panel expected to vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, a bill that has split Republicans.

    More >>
  • Mattis says Iran nuclear deal includes 'robust' verification

    Mattis says Iran nuclear deal includes 'robust' verification

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-04-26 14:53:04 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:03:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense Secretary Jim Mattis smiles as he arrives to testify on the Department of Defense budget posture, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Thursday, April 26, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense Secretary Jim Mattis smiles as he arrives to testify on the Department of Defense budget posture, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Thursday, April 26, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still considering whether the Iran nuclear deal can be improved enough to convince President Donald Trump to remain in it.More >>
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still considering whether the Iran nuclear deal can be improved enough to convince President Donald Trump to remain in it.More >>

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.

Powered by Frankly