In a last-minute victory lap/press conference called in mid-April, President Obama trumpeted the claim that eight million people had signed up for Obamacare. That number received an update today courtesy of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
Could we please get a more detailed breakdown of that figure?
But the 7.3 million enrollment figure doesn’t tell the whole story. The Department of Health and Human Services can’t provide the total enrollment tally, including paid and unpaid, since April because the computer system that would process those records isn’t fully operational, a department official said. A manual evaluation would be required to find that number, the official said.
Tweeter @redsteeze did some research to unearth these nuggets: