» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 215 | Monday, November 04, 2013

White House: Initial Health Numbers Won't be High

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says enrollment numbers for the first months of new health care exchanges won't be very high.

The Obama administration has refused to provide figures for how many people have signed up for insurance since the exchanges opened Oct. 1. But it plans to release numbers monthly starting in mid-November.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says the figures will show the first month was slow. He says that was expected, but numbers will be even lower because of widespread problems with the website.

Carney says in the first month, Americans are learning about their options and will decide which plans they want later in the six-month enrollment period.

The White House needs millions of Americans to enroll – especially young, healthy people – to keep prices low.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 269 12,541
MORTGAGES 80 325 16,357
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 43 77 3,269
BUILDING PERMITS 0 561 27,337
BANKRUPTCIES 52 221 10,435
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 102 4,186
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 66 351 16,272
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 99 3,665

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.