Debacle. There’s that D-word again, and this time it’s coming not from House Republicans but from CBS News. Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson presented a special report on Obamacare enrollment numbers tonight, and the news was not good for the Obama administration.

Attkisson writes at

For 31 days now, the Obama administration has been telling us that Americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance website, despite all its problems.

But no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, and this may be the reason: CBS News has learned the number is very small.

Early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice-a-day “war room” meetings convened within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after the website failed on Oct. 1. They were turned over in response to a document request from the House Oversight Committee.

The website launched on a Tuesday. Publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. But at a meeting Wednesday morning, the war room notes say “six enrollments have occurred so far.”

Attkisson notes that the exchanges need to average 39,000 enrollees a day in order to meet the administration’s goal of 7 million signups by March 1, 2014.

Those “war room” notes from the first week are available as a PDF document from CBS News.

That’s quite a bit of growth, but not nearly enough.

Any comment from the administration?

  • Ellen K

    You can’t discuss what doesn’t exist. This explains both Lew’s hemming and hawing on Sunday morning news shows as well as Sebelius’ willingness to go gently into that good night. Who are they protecting? Obama the liar? Or Jarrett the implementer of this ill conceived program?

    • rssllue

      This debacle proves once and for all that it is indeed possible to laugh and cry at the same time.

    • Dan L


    • praymorenow1

      That’s like having a huge build up for the mega sale, the super you can’t resist sale, it’s good for you sale………..and for all the hype, the ‘I told you so’ crowd was right…….
      6, 7, 8 people.
      How much money did that cost per person signed up, based on the millions paid to Michelle Obama’s roommates company?

  • JeffWRidge

    “War Room” meetings on Obamacare were held twice a day? If they had put half as much effort into helping our people at Benghazi, those people might have survived.

    • ObamaFail

      If the media was doing it’s job, Benghazi would have cost Obama the election last year.

      • kch50428

        If the media had done its job, Obama would have never been nominated.

        • ObamaFail

          Doubtful. Libs are so full of white guilt because their daddies and granddaddies ran around in white hoods that they would have felt obligated to vote for Obama because he’s black. Unless he had been a Republican, then all of the white liberals would have voted against him while throwing around racial slurs.

          • Zane Henry

            Nicely nutshelled!

        • E Quilibrate

          That’s probably accurate to the extent that the media not only
          refused to vet this a ho, but neglected to report any of his
          misdeeds in the state senate

      • fcalsnoe

        Still hope it costs Hil for lying over the casket of a dead Navy Seal to his parents. That’s pretty low but Dems will stoop there apparently.

        • ObamaFail

          Libs will still vote for her, even if she admitted to letting those men die just so Obama could win re-election. Because they care more about the fact that she’d be the first female president than the fact that she is just going to be Obama Mark 2, and Obama Mark 1 hasn’t worked out all that well, so we don’t need Mark 2.

          • jetch

            yeah. leftist aren’t interested in who worked hardest or who’se the best and brightest, it’s all about whoever is next in line. remember, everyone gets a gold star for trying in their world.
            it’s like in those third world countries where the wife of the dead president wins the election. leftists can be so stupid!

        • jetch

          Kerry replaced her as sec of state. I think karma will work it’s magic by giving her the same treatment he got. a swiftboating so bad, they’ll change the name to “benghazied”

    • cfc1905

      What on earth makes you think that?? They fail every time, trying to or’s the only thing they are good at.

      • JeffWRidge

        The thing is, Obama and his crew wouldn’t have had to actually do anything themselves. All Obama needed to do was authorize the military to do what it does best. The military wouldn’t have failed.

  • FreedomFighter

    If this is true, this could be the biggest domestic failure in the history of the U.S.

    • WhoMeToo

      Only second to the zer0 being elected.

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        And then re-elected.

    • ObamaFail

      Give it time, Obama still has over 3 years left. I’m sure he can top himself.

      • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

        There’s still that looming “immigration reform” thingy.

        • Perplexed

          And they will be desperate for it now. Get those illegals amnesty, get them signed up quick on obamacare and get them to the nearest polls.

        • fcalsnoe

          yeah thanks to Ryan Rubio and McCain. Your own guys are burning you. Independents 3rd party get busy.

          • ObamaFail

            I think those guys might be in for a rude awakening if their constituents decide to Primary their asses out of the running.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Change you can believe in!

    • Wiki David

      Barry has not yet toppled the US gov’t. Only then will he deem his presidency a success. Then we can mark then end of history of the US.

  • WhoMeToo

    “debacle”?? HA! More like ==> FUBAR

    • Clayton Grant

      SNAFU is the new normal.

      • Michelle ✓classified


        • WhoMeToo

          x17 T-R-I-L-L-I-O-N ~_^

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Nice one WMT!

      • BlahBlah

        Is it a snafu if no one hears it fall?

        Cuz apparently Stompy isn’t aware of any.

    • BlahBlah

      Hang on. Hang on. I’m fixing it. 14 cats signed up so far.

      You can thank me later.

      • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

        I assume there’s females in the bunch. Good thing birth control is free.

      • WhoMeToo

        Chat! Pour l’Halloween

        • Clayton Grant

          Points for folly! I hope that’s how history remembers this debacle.
          Obama’s Folly.

        • Wiki David

          So let’s stop the RINO’s that have surrendered!

      • E Quilibrate

        I can’t wait—Thank You.

    • TexSizzle

      BAD – Broken As Designed.

  • TJ

    Do they count the people that get the cancellation notice but don’t even bother “shopping around” on the Healthcare. gov, They just take the replacement that the same company offers. As they know they will not qualify for any subsidy and just eat the increase in the rates.

    In time they will count those that had “substandard” coverage and get new coverage as success stories with Obamacare.

    • HanaFiveO

      Just like jobs “saved.”

  • Jack Deth

    So, I guess that couple with cancer whom Obama was pimping in Boston aren’t really signed up.

    I’m sitting on the sidelines and waiting for this behemoth to crash and burn like the Hindenberg.

    • Bill Phillips

      It’s George Bush’s fault!

  • ObamaFail
    Turns out that up to 97 million people will lose insurance because of Obamacare. And they’ve known it since 2010. Sorry libs, but your God lied! Once the employer mandate kicks in, the crap will really hit the fan. I’m guessing that’s the real reason Obama delayed the employer mandate until after the midterm elections.

    • fcalsnoe

      they better hurry and pass amnesty to regain their base of takers. Oh I forgot Ryan is helping them do it.

    • Bill Phillips

      Spot on Gary! THis entire scheme has been a trojan horse to usher in the destruction of the American health care system so they can enact Plan ‘B’ ….which was Plan ‘A’ all the time …that being a single payer i.e. COMPLETE GOVERNMENT RUN health care system!

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      today they canceled my brothers healthcare plan, he’s a part time cop, full time security guard, and can’t afford the “new” plan which took his cost from 150 a month to 540..

      He, and I agreed with him, plans to be a rebel and refuse to buy the new Obama plan..

      Everyone refuse.. then when it all crashes down around them, it won’t be them the public turns to, to fix it.. you don’t hire the arsonist who burned down your home, to rebuild it.

      Obamacare may be responsible for discrediting the left for the next 50 years..

      They can’t blame the right, when the left built this disaster entirely on their own.

      • Milo

        They will STILL blame the right, and they can always count on the support of libtards that worship them and LIV’s feeding at the government trough to believe that crap.

    • Jay Stevens

      “I’m guessing that’s the real reason Obama delayed the employer mandate until after the midterm elections.”

      Hmmm. They tell us that it is “The Law of the Land” when we want to delay something.

  • peteee363

    it sounds like they may sell more chevy volts then obamacare policies!

  • nickdqwk

    The Grand Canyon was cut out by the Colorado river quicker than this turd that is Obamacare has been rolled out.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      And at less cost. 😉

    • Jay Stevens

      O’Care hasn’t been rolled out. It has crashed into a brick wall.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Let’s be honest, wouldn’t we all–Right, Left and in-between–be more surprised if there were enrollment figures worth boasting?

  • Kristy Patullo

    Excellent reporting on Obamacare, thank you so much! So deserving of all the accolades she receives.

  • Perplexed

    That’s it? Well we could have paid for those people with Obama’s Vacation fund. Problems solved! now give me back my damned plan!!

  • DizzyMissL

    How did those people get enrolled if all that crap wasn’t working?

  • FJoachim

    This is all a sham. He lied to get this passed. The POTUS cannot lie to the citizens and expect us to trust him anymore.

    • Perplexed

      He doesn’t expect us to believe him. He just expects us to OBEY.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        and shut up..

        He’s REALLY into the shut up part.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Some of us realized way ahead of the game that Obumuh wasn’t to be trusted and we never did.

      • Jay Stevens

        The first sign was where he came from – Chicago. Politically, nothing good has ever come from Chicago.

  • detroit19

    PLEASE stay safe, Sharyl Atkinson; you are our voice crying out in the wilderness, and we all know how well that went for your predecessors.

  • $59154503

    The ten most terrifying things about the Obama Administration
    Obamacare: This one speaks for itself. The repercussions of this law become more and more frightening every day, as people lose their insurance altogether, doctors leave the medical practice in droves, and costs for care and coverage rise.
    Persecution of conservative groups:
    Operation Fast and Furious
    The abortion president
    The Debt
    Aid to the Muslim Brotherhood
    Blocking the Keystone Pipeline
    Two new libs on the Supreme Court
    The Chicago Way

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “The dog ate our homework.”.
    (Revenge for Barry’s boyhood culinary habits?)

    • Guest

      LOL Dog-eared books…what’s up wi’ dat?

    • stuckinIL4now

      And then Obumuh ate the dog.

  • HanaFiveO

    The emperor is indeed naked. No wonder they refused to discuss enrollment numbers and lied and took credit for Medicaid enrollment. Nothing says failure like the truth.

  • Brother bob

    How many young pot smoking liberal dimwits will be enrolling into obamacare in order to sustain it? FAIL

    • Scorpion

      Not many. They probably don’t care or are clueless. They THINK their parents will still have them on their, by then, non-existent policy until they’re 26.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    I guess ObamaDERP has completely underwhelmed the website…

  • Bill Phillips

    The Obama-dont-care DEBACLE keeps getting better and better! It’s not just the 70% of Americans that don’t want it ….now practically everyone that goes on the O-dont-care website to purchase it …..decides they don’t want it either!

  • Alemary

    Atkinson was told to shut up about Bengazi, this report must be payback for wanting to report that story. She got to break the story and then tweets it from the rooftops!!!! Assclowns running this debacle.

  • NixTyranny

    Note to King Barack,
    If you like your lies, you can keep your lies.

    • stuckinIL4now

      If you like HIS lies, you can keep his lies.

  • seemorejustice

    Obama will just issue an Executive Order declaring 6 the new 7 million! Hey Democrats wanted to do that with a new coin valued at a trillion dollars to pay off deficit and debts –

  • HARP2

    Holy crap……The entire Sandra Fluke rally signed up.

    • stuckinIL4now

      And then some.

  • HARP2

    Hell…even Snow White had the 7 Dwarfs.

  • ObamaFail
    Top hospitals opting out of Obamacare. We’re starting to see the first signs of what healthcare will be like once this crap hits full force.

  • Thomas

    6? heck Obama couldn’t even field two 5 on 5 basketball teams

  • BigTiny

    If you like your snap, you can keep it. If you like your welfare, you can keep it. If you like your section 8, you can keep it, if you like wic, you can keep it. But others can’t keep what they PAY for.

  • therantinggeek

    The more articles released on the debacle that is the ACA, the fewer posts I see from the Left defending this thing. Oh right, I almost forgot. They would rather hear the same talking points from their fellow Leftists on places such as HuffPo, Mother Jones, et al; just so they can feel good about themselves.

    Whatever helps them sleep at night, I guess…

  • Dencal26

    She is one of the few real journalists on MSM. I guess that means she will be forced over to FOX soon

  • $59154503

    ObamaCare Depends on What the Meaning of Keep Is
    “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” – Barack Obama

  • Jay Stevens

    First day: 6 signups.
    Second day: 248 signups.

    O’Admin spin: “3000% increase in just one day!”

  • JR48

    500 million dollars and six enrollees! Your tax dollars at work.

  • Redzilla

    As Krauthammer wrote today, Obama employs a simple formula that allows him to blatantly lie to the American people:

    Simple formula: Delay, stonewall and wait for a supine and protective press to turn spectacularly incurious.

  • Clayton Doering

    I would have LOVED to be in the Oval when they reported the sign-up numbers to BHO. –
    “So how many signed up Kathy?”
    “Six Mr. President.”
    “Six million?!?!!!?? That’s incredible!!!”
    “No sir. Six”

  • Justwaitinforchange

    I heard the administration now wants to discuss Solyndra and Fast and Furious – just to get away from the ACA…

  • jetch

    i’m actually okay with these idiots lying about the success of the website. the longer they refuse to admit a problem, the longer it wlll take them to fix. if we go into next year and this monstrosity still hasn’t been fixed, no one will like it and dems will have to own it!

  • Peter Boddie
  • praymorenow1

    My Kaiser rate in So. Cal. for 1-1-14 increased 350%, & I was immediately encouraged by Kaiser by mail & e-mail & texts to pursue the Kaiser-Calif. ACA website information.
    So for trying for years to not be a burden to anyone, to pay my own way, by going w/o cable or a smartphone or extra tidbits here & there, to make sure my policy was in place…..I get the ‘sorry, you’re out’. Thank you Kaiser.
    Where my current plan, w/ reduced coverages overall, is available to me for anywhere from $300 to $50.00 less than the Kaiser plan standing alone.
    Then you find out the federal govt. program is so screwed up…… I want to be any part of it, well, no, not at all. But, w/ the prices I’ve been given, I may have no choice.
    Affordable? I had affordable before….now I have impossible.

    • Ellen K

      I think the WH is firmly convinced that places like CA and MA and IL will accept higher rates as a matter of being good Democrat blue states. Until someone tells the legislatures in these states anything different, nothing will change. You guys keep putting Pelosi in office….

  • Jim Rasmussen

    It makes me think I’ll be seeing this covered on “Jeopardy!” some day … “Yes Alex, for $2000 I’ll take Starts With ‘Cluster'”.