Tom Howell Jr.
November 13, 2013
The Obama administration said Thursday that roughly 106,000 Americans had enrolled in private health coverage through Obamacare by selecting a plan during the first month of activity, an expectedly low number of participants as the White House scrambles to fix the main website.
The Department of Health and Human Services released the figures after weeks of pleading from Republican lawmakers and other sources, offering the first look at enrollment through Mr. Obama’s signature law in the face of well-documented glitches on HealthCare.gov — a federal website that serves residents of 36 states.
HHS officials said 106,185 people had selected a health care plan, a number that covers enrollees on both HealthCare.gov and 15 state-based health exchanges.