MADISON (WKOW) -- As Republicans put pressure on President Obama's administration to release statistics on how many people have successfully enrolled for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a spokesperson for U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) tells 27 News the agency likely won't release those numbers for another month.
HHS Spokesperson Joanne Peters emailed the following response to our question on enrollment numbers late Friday afternoon:
"As with other programs (e.g., Medicare Advantage), HHS plans on issuing regular updates on implementation, including enrollment statistics. We don't plan to do hourly or daily data releases but anticipate sharing updates at regular intervals. It will likely be released in the middle of the following month to ensure accuracy. HHS needs to coordinate enrollment from different sources (paper, on-line, call centers), verify with insurers, and collect data from states. We are focused on providing accurate information."
Peters says states have discretion in the frequency and types of data they release, but most will generally release enrollment data on a monthly basis as well. She went on to write:
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