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HHS Sec. Sebelius: ‘I Don’t Know’ How Many Have Enrolled

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on The Daily Show Monday that she doesn't know how many people have enrolled in health insurance exchanges, but that "hundreds of thousands" of accounts have been created and that officials will give monthly reports on enrollment.

Fox News: HHS Secretary Sebelius: 'I Don't Know' How Many Have Signed Up For ObamaCare
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius admitted Monday night that she did not know how many people had signed up to take part in the online health insurance exchanges provided for by Obamacare, but then claimed that "hundreds of thousands" of accounts had been created. Appearing on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Sebelius was asked point-blank by the host if she knew how many Americans had enrolled in the exchanges. Sebelius responded, "Fully enrolled, I can't tell you, because I don't know. We are taking applications on the web, on the phone, we'll be giving monthly reports, but I can tell you we've had not only lots of web hits, hundreds of thousands of accounts created” (10/8).

The Hill: Sebelius: 'I Don’t Know' Number Of ObamaCare Enrollees
The Obama administration's top health care official said Monday that she does not know how many people have signed up for health insurance through Obamacare. In an interview on "The Daily Show," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius declined to say how many people have enrolled in health insurance through healthcare.gov (Baker, 10/7).

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