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The Daily Mail reported that two sources at Health & Human Services leaked to them the number of Obamacare applicants through the federal exchange in the first week (you know it’s bad when information has to be “leaked” about a “signature achievement”):
Something to keep in mind about the numbers of applications:
When it’s time to pay up, whether it’s the premium or the fine, we’re likely to see rapidly revised numbers both in enrollment as well as popularity.
How many HealthCare.gov applications in the first week?
The Jacksonville Jaguars sell more tickets per week than that.— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) October 10, 2013
Jay Carney said this week that the administration would only be releasing official enrollment numbers monthly, which could become yearly if things keep going badly.