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Friday, December 2, 2016

GOP Rep. McKeon: Number Of Americans Enrolled In Obamacare ‘In Single Digits’

Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday that the number of Americans who have signed up for Obamacare since enrollment opened on October 1 is “in the single digits” nationwide.

“I heard that they’ve had over eight million hits — people that have tried to sign up — and so far they have people in the single digits that have signed up,” McKeon said, reiterating that yes, he means fewer than 10 people nationwide.  “Now, obviously there is something very wrong there and these are coming from — these statements are coming from bipartisan people that are concerned about the implementation of a law.”

McKeon is just outright wrong. Although he did not cite any of his sources, Blitzer did; the CNN host relayed official numbers released from Kentucky, Maryland, and Washington finding that over 16,000 people have enrolled in Obamacare.

The New York Post also cited the New York Health Department when they reported that over 40,000 New Yorkers signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s health care marketplace in the first week alone.

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