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Of course: CMS official says number of previously uninsured enrolling in O-care ‘not a data point we’re collecting’

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By Doug Powers  •  March 7, 2014 11:54 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

During the big sales pitch for Obamacare, Americans were told that its primary objective was to insure the uninsured. How’s that going?

The survey released Thursday by the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm found that only 27 percent of people who have selected a plan on the new exchanges didn’t previously have coverage.

The Obama administration says 4 million people have selected a plan since the exchanges launched on Oct. 1, but has not said how many of them already had an insurance plan.

Why hasn’t the Obama administration said how many enrollees previously didn’t have health insurance? According to the CMS head of the Obamacare exchanges, they’re not tracking that data:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) deputy administrator Gary Cohen, who directs the agency’s health insurance reform unit, said that CMS is not tracking information about previously uninsured enrollees.

“That’s not a data point we are really collecting in any sort of systematic way,” Cohen said when asked how many uninsured people are signing up on the Obamacare exchanges, according to a tweet from National Journal’s Sam Baker.

Hey, insuring the uninsured is was only the main premise for the entire law, so why track that information? Of course they know the number (or am I giving them too much credit?).

Cohen is resigning from CMS at the end of the month, possibly to find a job in the private sector at an insurance company that doesn’t really care about how many customers they have and a board that doesn’t demand accountability.

(h/t Twitchy)

**Written by Doug Powers

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