Since the health care exchanges opened on Tuesday, there have been a number of stories in the press about individuals seeking to sign up for the program but experiencing glitches. The precise number of people who have successfully signed up for the exchanges have been difficult to come by. On Thursday, White House Press Sec. Jay Carney told reporters that President Barack Obama’s administration has no data on the precise number of enrollees.
“The White House doesn’t have details to share on how many people signed up for insurance during the first two days of enrollment on the individual marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act,” a report in POLITICO on Thursday read.
“We don’t have any data,” Carney told reporters who inquired about the number of successful applicants.
The press secretary did, however, say that the website HealthCare.gov experienced a high volume of traffic this week and saw 7 million unique visitors.
“We’re 48 hours in with 4,320 hours to go,” Carney said.
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