WH official: Obamacare enrollment numbers to be released 'shortly'
November 13th, 2013
01:16 PM ET
5 years ago

WH official: Obamacare enrollment numbers to be released 'shortly'

(CNN) - White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park told House lawmakers on Wednesday that the Obamacare enrollment numbers would be released by the administration "shortly." He was responding to a question during a hearing on the troubled HealthCare.gov site.

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  1. A True Conservative

    As soon as we make them up....we'll release them....

    November 13, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    All well that ends well. Just drop the premiums on healthcare site. It works. Company will never cancel, because insurance company asks not to cancel. Fix the web site.

    November 13, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. Jim H

    How can we believe Obama a registered Liar and his dening administration!

    November 13, 2013 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  4. Joe

    "Spinning the numbers, spi i ning the numbers"......

    November 13, 2013 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  5. Donna

    And an explanation of exactly what the numbers represent as well please....

    It is pretty obvious the Obama White House is spinning at 50,000 RPM these days and will throw out numbers to make them look good, probably by including all of the Medicaid enrollees and people that have just filled out an application but have't actually paid for anything yet. After all of the lies they have already told, they better not get caught in more of them. But frankly, I don't think these people are capable of honesty.

    November 13, 2013 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  6. john brown

    "shortly" is not an accurate time.

    November 13, 2013 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  7. Reggie

    Just a few queries in each of the exchanges and then add them all up...how exact the number should be? Very close to exact! How long should it take? Depends on how fast all the numbers will be combined and delivered to the ones who will be analyzing and making these public

    November 13, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  8. Chris

    They're trying to allow more time for a miracle to happen I guess.

    November 13, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  9. Atheist Forever

    I hear that TEN PEOPLE were able to sign up today! Getting on track for the target of millions signed up by Christmas should go well now.

    November 13, 2013 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  10. chris

    My prediction: 2

    November 13, 2013 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  11. Mete Kroo

    I am pretty sure after releasing this number many millions would go online and shop for medical insurance including republicans and many congress people. Because the ACA is affordable and covers almost all kinds of disease.

    November 13, 2013 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  12. Individual-thinker

    How much time is needed to fabricate THIS lie??? I am in IT, and reports can be generated in a matter of minutes, especially with enrollment numbers so low. They needed to give the Spin Doctors enough time to create a convincing lie. DO NOT believe a word that comes from Obama's mouth!!!

    November 13, 2013 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  13. Fred Flintstone

    Not interested. Wilma, barney, Betty and I are well taken care of by Mr. Slate.

    November 13, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  14. wyl5326

    why does it take so hard to release a number after weeks now instead of just making another promised again ?
    Can't they just do it without making another promised ? They must still be cooking the numbers and everybody is trying to avoid getting blamed for doing so ! SO. is Emperor BaraTax's underlings so cowed now that all of them have lost their balls ?

    November 13, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  15. kamarasune

    They are probably waiting on a truck load of white-out...

    November 13, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  16. aubrie

    After all the lying and cover ups he's been doling out, we're going to trust the numbers that his administration puts out??? LOL.... LOL..... NOT!!!!

    November 13, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  17. Tigas

    Who will be "counted" as an enrollee?
    – a person who completed the full application and has received confirmation that their policy is in place
    – a person who filled out the the application but is just keeping it the cart and hasn't paid
    – a person that looked at the site

    If Obamacare is such a great deal, support it! Cancel your current policy and shop on the Obamacare site and get a "better" deal.

    November 13, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  18. Hueyett

    Just have to find a Democrat with extra fingers or toes so they can count past 20.

    November 13, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  19. kamarasune

    This should be good considering they popped champagne over a mere six enrolling on the first day LOL

    November 13, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  20. Kris

    A tell-tale sign of the success/failure of the ACA will be how many (currently uninsured) people simply opt not to get insurance and pay the $95 tax every year. I would venture to guess that there will be more individuals taking that option than actually signing up. I took a look at the options out of curiosity. If it weren't for the fact that I am married and insured through my husband's policy, I would not be able to afford what the ACA has to offer.

    November 13, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  21. styx

    I distrust the administration, so whatever number they release (be it good or bad) I won't take as accurate- but the number is likely to be far lower than the desired total.

    November 13, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  22. john smith

    Thank you for telling me it'll be out shortly. Contact me when you have a story.

    November 13, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  23. kamarasune

    So does shortly mean tomorrow, next week or how comfortable they feel the moment to be to spin the next lie?

    November 13, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  24. Friends

    " White House Numbers" ha 1000000 x greater than the actual I bet.

    November 13, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  25. Thomas

    Just think if all the negative , do nothing True Conservative's posting here would have some positive ideas other then complaining .

    Nobodys died or been made a refugee yet over the Affordable Healthcare Act !

    Amazon will soon be delivering on Sundays , just in time for church !

    November 13, 2013 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
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