Eric Cantor: Latest Enrollment Data Dispute White House Claims of Obamacare’s Success


The House Energy and Commerce Committee released Obamacare figures showing that just 67 percent of enrollees in Obamacare had paid their first month's premiums.

That number was far lower than the 90 percent that former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius predicted.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) released a statement about the numbers, disputing the White House’s assertions that Obamacare was working and calling on HHS to release complete enrollment data:

According to data provided to the House Energy and Commerce Committee by insurers, only 67 percent of enrollees in ObamaCare’s federal marketplace had paid their premiums as of April 15. These numbers stand in stark contrast to the White House’s previous assertions. While the administration was eager to declare that ObamaCare’s mandate had worked, it has so far not provided any substantive data to back that up. If President Obama disputes the information provided by the insurance companies, he should direct HHS to immediately release complete enrollment data, including how many people were previously insured.