October 7, 2013
Jay Carney told reporters that the White House still doesnt know the number of enrollees in the Obamacare marketplace exchanges after going live almost a week ago, and that they shouldnt expect the information for about a month.
When it comes to enrollment data I want to be clear about this we will release data on regular monthly intervals, Carney said, which is the frequency in which Massachusetts and Medicare Part D release information. This is an aggregation process, and were not going to release data on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis.
When pressed by reporters about how the administration could know the number of online visitors to the websites but not the number of those who have enrolled, Carney said the administration used the former to explain why the Healthcare.govs many glitches in the wake of last weeks rollout.
“We made the decision that we were not releasing the numbers until mid-November,” she said.
Obviously they have no intention of releasing data on November 1. But — mid-November is AFTER the election. Hmm...
The first insurance bills go our in December for the January enrollment.
Which genius thought the start of HOLIDAY shopping would be the best time to send out sticker shock bills?