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Sebelius: Early enrollment on federal exchange low

November 6, 2013

Early enrollment numbers for the federal health insurance exchange will be “very low” but include breakdowns by state and by private and Medicaid coverage, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee today at a hearing on the health insurance exchanges that launched Oct. 1. “The consumer experience on the web gets better every day and…by the end of November we’re committed to having the site working smoothly for the vast majority of users,” Sebelius said. “But we don’t have the fully functioning system yet that consumers need and deserve. We do have a plan in place to identify, prioritize and manage the remaining fixes across the system.” The agency expects to release the early enrollment numbers next week.