In Delaware, no more than four people enrolled for health care insurance on the now much-maligned Healthcare.gov website. Certainly, this is less than the Obama administration was hoping for.
According to healthcare officials and as reported by the Associated Press, the low turnout was a direct result of the flawed website and difficulty completing background checks for healthcare navigators.
On Wednesday, admitting at a senate hearing that a new report coming out next week will show enrollment numbers for Obamacare are “quite low,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she hopes things will get better. “I’m hoping that with the site improvement we’ll see more robust numbers, but until the site is really improved… we’re going to have a struggle getting significant numbers to sign up,” she stated.
Delaware may not be alone when it comes to low enrollment figures. One major North Carolina healthcare provider reported receiving only one sign up so far since Obamacare took effect.