Todd on Obamacare Enrollment: ‘There’s No Spin in These Numbers at All’


MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Chuck Todd discussed how the initial Obamacare enrollment estimates have fallen well short of the administrations target.

According to the Wall Street Journal, fewer than 50,000 people have successfully navigated the troubled federal health-care website. Todd also noted that many of the state exchanges are running ‘smoother’ than the federal exchange:

CHUCK TODD: It is there’s no spin in these numbers at all. The CBO says they have to have 7 million signed up in the first year. At a minimum they need 3 million signed up in the first year to make the numbers work. So if you look at it just in six months of open enrollment that’s why 500,000 is the goal, right, that’s the math there. That’s what they need to average. If you throw in the state exchanges I’ve seen some estimates that the 15 state exchanges will account for almost the same number as the federal exchanges so here the state exchanges most of which are running a lot smoother, Oregon aside, most of them running a lot smoother than the federal exchange.