“On Monday the Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) finally released an enrollment report on the Obamacare exchanges that not only listed the number of people who had selected a private plan or enrolled in Medicaid, but also contained data on the age and gender breakdown of enrollment and how many people qualified for a subsidy.
As yet publicly unknown: the number of people who have had difficulty enrolling in coverage, how many enrollees have paid their first premium and how many times HHS has failed to transfer crucial information to insurance companies.
The House of Representatives is set to vote today on H.R. 3362, the “Exchange Information Disclosure Act,” a bill authored by Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) that will help the Obama Administration overcome its extreme reluctance to release information on the exchanges.
H.R. 3362 requires the Administration to release data on the number of unique website visits, the number of individuals who have “created an account” on HealthCare.gov versus those who have actually enrolled in a plan and how many people are actually paying their premiums. It also mandates the release of data regarding how many people have had trouble logging on to HealthCare.gov, enrolling in coverage, or calculating their premium subsidy, and the amount of difficulty HHS has had transferring information on enrollees to insurers. The legislation also requires HHS to release such data on a weekly instead of the current monthly basis.” - It’s Time To Demand The Obamacare Exchanges’ Missing Data, the federalist.com, 01/16/2014
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