Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on Monday responded to Sen. John Barrasso’s (R-WY) claim that the administration has been “cooking the books” on sign-ups for health insurance under Obamacare.
“I think it’s unfortunate that again, people who are not very enthusiastic about having the law work, haven’t done any outreach to their constituents, haven’t given accurate information are now suggesting that the enormous interest in enrolling for health care is not existing,” Sebelius said on HuffPost Live.
“It does exist. We did pass the 6 million mark this week of individuals who had enrolled. They now need to pay their premiums and get fully covered in the health insurance market,” she added. “Sen. Barrasso should rest assured that his constituents finally will have real health insurance for their premium dollars.”
Sebelius on Monday also said that the health exchange website “saw the Galifianakis bump” to traffic to HealthCare.gov after Obama appeared on comedian Zach Galifianakis’ show “Between Two Ferns.”