10/2 HealthCare.gov Meeting Notes: “6 enrollments have occurred so far”However, per Politico, further analysis provides that the 175 page documents are not revealing the enrollment members:
November 1, 2013
WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released new HealthCare.gov meeting notes stating that as of 10/2/2013, there were “248 enrollments.” According to meeting notes from the day before, “6 enrollments have occurred so far with 5 different issuers.”
The numbers come from notes taken during “War Room” meetings at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance (CCIIO), part of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tasked with implementing ObamaCare. The meetings were comprised of Administration officials and contractors discussing the standing issues and problems with the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov.
The first set of notes, taken the morning of October 2nd, states, “6 enrollments have occurred so far with 5 different issuers… Issuers include BCBS NC, BCBS Kansas City, and CareSource. Healthcare Service Corporation had the 2 enrollments.”
At the next meeting held the afternoon of October 2nd, the notes add that “[a]pproximately 100 enrollments have happened as of this meeting.”
At the morning meeting held October 3rd, the notes say that “[as] of yesterday, there were 248 enrollments.”
The Administration so far has not provided any official number of individuals who successfully enrolled in insurance plans through HealthCare.gov. The documents released today were produced in response to a Committee request sent to 11 of the top contractors involved in the HealthCare.gov roll out. Chairman Issa also today subpoenaed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for documents related to HealthCare.gov, including the number of attempted and completed enrollments.
You can see the documents released today here:
A slew of newly released notes documenting Obamacare’s first month fill in more of the blanks of how the troubled launch unfolded but don’t reveal any enrollment numbers.The Hill does however report that the new Obamacare documents have revealed other technical information problems that have prevented the inefficient performance of the Healthcare.gov website:
During the first few days following the federal exchange site’s Oct. 1 launch, the Obama administration publicly blamed the HealthCare.gov glitches on high website traffic. But the 175 pages of notes from the Obamacare “war room” — released Tuesday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee — contain little to no mention of higher-than-expected volume.
Instead, notes from the first day indicate that there were problems with verifying shoppers’ identities and whether they were eligible for insurance subsidies, with some receiving incorrect determinations. The system was also denying Medicaid and CHIP enrollment to 90 percent of applicants based on their state residency, a problem officials had tried to fix at first but hadn’t initially succeeded at.
While mostly couched in technical language, the notes reveal the myriad problems that faced the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the beginning of October.
The issues ranged in size and importance from debate over HealthCare.gov's "plan preview" feature to the technical concerns of specific insurance companies.
The Oversight panel, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), highlighted portions suggesting that federal health officials were learning about some problems with the system through news reports.
So let's backtrack a bit on the history of the implementation of Obamacare and Healthcare.gov website investigation on Issa's watch per the recent diaries I've published:
1) Darrell Issa and Elijah Cummings fight over the IRS involvement in the implementation of Obamacare
2) Darrell Issa Leads Investigation Into Obamacare Website
3) Darrell Issa Leads Investigation Into Obamacare Website Part 2 - Questions Google and Others
4) Darrell Issa Threatens HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius With Subpoena Over Obamacare Website
5) Darrell Issa - "I've Lost My Patience" Regarding Obamacare Website
Now Issa finds there's apparently "tiny enrollment in Obamacare" per Healthcare.gov but then he concentrates his efforts on the IT problems in general.
Is it just me or do you think that Issa will just simply go after any trial of leads that have any relevance for criticizing President Obama? Seems to be the case here with the problems on the Healthcare.gov website.
Wait, you probably have suspected this already. Yeah, like me, you just don't understand this Issa man.
Can't stand anymore of Darrell Issa?
Darrell Issa's Democratic challenger is Dave Peiser and here are the necessary links:
Dave Peiser for Congress: http://www.peiserforcongress.com/Here's the voter registration as of February 2013 by the actual CA-49 Congressional District, which combines parts of San Diego and Orange County. Note the number of Decline-to-State/Independents:
Orange County:If you live in or near California's 49th Congressional District and want a reason to start voter registration drives or take part in them, note that San Diego County Democratic Party has a calendar that keeps track of all activity going on, whether local Democratic club meetings or voter registration drive events: http://www.sddemocrats.org/...
San Diego County:
Start firing up the base in CA-49!