HHS gets daily Obamacare enrollment numbers — why aren’t they sharing them?

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Published on October 31, 2013

CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson is out with documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee from the Department of Health and Human Services. A few interesting facts — there were only six (yes, six) enrollments on HealthCare.gov on day one, and only about 250 by the end of day two.

But that’s not the most interesting part. The most interesting part is that the Obama administration is in fact receiving a daily update on enrollments — and there’s no reason they can’t share the numbers. 


QSSI is one of the main Obamacare contractors. They have “a daily dashboard” that gives daily enrollment numbers from HealthCare.gov. So why hasn’t a number been released? Why are we being made to wait until mid-November to see how bad the train-wreck is?

It’s true there are widespread reports of duplicate enrollments, so it’s possible the number isn’t accurate. But we’re all grown-ups here — and more importantly, we’re paying for this program, which seems to be creating far more insurance policy cancellations than newly insured Americans.

So give us the QSSI numbers, President Transparency. It would be nice to get a ballpark number, or at least a clear upper bound on enrollments to get some sense of whether we should start selling our health insurance stocks or preparing a move to South America.