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No wonder they won’t release the numbers!

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Politics,Chris Stirewalt,Power Play

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NO WONDER THEY WON’T RELEASE THE NUMBERS! - The first look at administration efforts to track signups for ObamaCare shows just how bad the Oct. 1 crash of the new entitlement program was. Memos obtained by the House Oversight Committee are not official enrollment numbers, but say that as of the morning of Oct. 2, “six enrollments [had] occurred so far.” After two days, only 248 enrollments were on the books out of an estimated population of uninsured Americans in the tens of millions. More from Fox News.

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Dire digits - President Obama and Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have refused to share enrollment numbers, but this snapshot shows the extent of the failure as ObamaCare opened for business. That’s significant as bipartisan demands for delaying penalties for the uninsured continue to grow. Team Obama is trying to hold the line, but with a steady stream of stories showing the plight of families losing coverage because of ObamaCare regulations, the failure to launch becomes increasingly dire. The scope of the debacle also ups the chances that Sebelius will have to be cashiered as part of a re-launch in the months to come.

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