RNC Files Freedom Of Information Request For Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

AP

The Republican National Committee announced Monday it had filed a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in an effort to determine how many Americans have officially enrolled in federal health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

The Obama administration has been tight-lipped about the actual number of enrollees, but it has disclosed the number of applicants through last week: about 476,000. That number falls a few thousand short of the government’s goal of 500,000 enrollees. 

The FOIA asks for:

  • “Any and all data recording each successful purchase of a health insurance policy…on any of the Affordable Care Act exchanges administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…”
  • “Any and all documents or communications, including but not limited to relevant emails and letters, regarding the collection of successful enrollee data on or after October 1, 2013…”

Read the FOIA letter here.

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