The Obama Administration has been quite coy about releasing any numbers relating to the Obamacare rollout, and a new document obtained by CBS News might provide some insight into why.
“Next question, how many people signed up for Obamacare on day one nationwide,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “I’ll give you a minute… They were touting that it had 4.7 million visits in that first day… How many people signed up? Six. That means it’s a success rate of 0.0000013%!”
On the first day of enrollment, just six people had signed up for Obamacare on Healthcare.gov, according to “war room notes” obtained by CBS News.
“By Wednesday afternoon, enrollments were up to ‘approximately 100.’ By the end of Wednesday, the notes reflect ’248 enrollments’ nationwide,” CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson reports. “The health care exchanges need to average 39,000 enrollees a day to meet the goal of seven million by March 1.”
Further, Health and Human Services said it couldn’t provide any enrollment figures to CBS News on Thursday because they didn’t have any. But a spokesman reportedly did suggest that the numbers may not include all the different ways to enroll.
“Saturday Night Live sort of got the number right last weekend when they were making fun of it,” Pat saud. “We had millions and millions of people show up. Unfortunately, the website is only designed for six people at a time.”
“This came out from CBS news, but please, let not give CBS News the credit. Give the individual reporters the credit. There are only about six reporters actually doing their job in the country right now. CBS News might be getting the credit, but really, it’s reporters like Jake Tapper, Sharyl Attkisson, etc.”
“She’s been fantastic,” Stu said of Attkisson. “This is her story. If it weren’t for her, for Tapper, we wouldn’t know anything about this Administration at all.”
Check out the document obtained by CBS News below:
Front page image courtesy of the AP