November 13,2013

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Hatch Statement on ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced only 106,000 individuals have selected a health insurance plan through the ObamaCare exchanges, as of November 2nd:

“A far cry from the hundreds of thousands of Americans the Administration said would sign-up for ObamaCare by the end of the month, these numbers are a lot worse than advertised.  The reason is simple: the Administration is over inflating the numbers by including folks shopping for a plan – not just looking at who’s signed up.  At this pace, the Obama Administration will never be able to meet their enrollment goals.  In fact, in state after state, the number of people whose health insurance is being dropped because of ObamaCare’s insurance mandates and requirements far exceeds the numbers of those who are signing up.  In fact in Utah alone a mere 357 people signed up.  This isn’t what the American people were promised.”