The Obamacare website has been plagued with glitches and coding problems, but at least the site is popular. The administration boasted over 4.7 million unique visits in the website’s first 24 hours.
It forgot to mention another number, however: the number of users who actually enrolled in Obamacare in the first 24 hours. It was six.
CBS obtained exclusive notes from the first few war room meetings following the Obamacare website launch, and has learned that the number of enrollments in the days following the launch were tiny.
The website launched on Tuesday, October 1st, and by Wednesday morning six people had enrolled. By that afternoon the enrollment numbers had reached 100, and by Wednesday night, 248 people had enrolled.
The Department of Health and Human Services told CBS that they could not reveal enrollment numbers because they didn’t have any, but the notes from the war room dispute that claim.
Obamacare needs 39,000 enrollments per day in order to reach its goal of 7 million by March 1st.