The latest numbers from the White House this week show enrollments for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, are picking up — but they are still well below what the administration had predicted.
Jennifer Palmieri, President Obama’s communications director, said, “December was great in terms of people wanting to be covered, and also in terms of our website being able to handle the traffic, and being able to actually enroll people.”
But Palmieri says there’s a lot of work to be done if the administration is going to hit its goal of seven million by the end of March, including getting more of the young and healthy to enroll.
Another White House concern: making sure people who think they’ve enrolled, actually have coverage.
The administration is working with large pharmacies and hospitals to try to get in front of possible problems. In a statement, the CVS pharmacy chain announced it may provide “a transitional supply of a prescription to a patient experiencing a temporary disruption in coverage.”
Read more at CBS NEWS.