Burwell: 100,000 People Have Submitted Obamacare Applications

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell answers a reporters question following her tour of the Greater Prince William Community Health Center, Evergreen Terrace Site, in Manassas, Va., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2... Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell answers a reporters question following her tour of the Greater Prince William Community Health Center, Evergreen Terrace Site, in Manassas, Va., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul starts Saturday with hopes that consumers will have a positive experience this time and fears that entrenched political opposition and renewed legal challenges may yet collapse the program. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) MORE LESS
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Sunday said that 100,000 people have submitted applications for Obamacare during the new open enrollment period.

On NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd also asked Burwell about comments made by MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, who helped draft the Affordable Care Act, which surfaced recently. Gruber said the law passed due to a “lack of transparency” and called American voters stupid.

“I have to start with how fundamentally I disagree with his comments about the bill and about the American people,” Burwell responded. “Since I’ve been at the department, one of the things that I’ve focused on is transparency, making sure that all our numbers coming out, whether they’re good or bad. And the other thing is that the law is based on the issues of transparency and belief in the American people and choices in the marketplace.”

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