Revealed: Just One Obamacare Enrollment on First Day

The horrendous rollout of Obamacare last Oct. 1 was even worse than the administration has revealed, with just one person able to enroll on healthcare.gov, according to new documents uncovered by a public watchdog group.

A 106-page document obtained May 1 by Judicial Watch from the Department of Health and Human Services also showed that a top official was so happy that she thought a second person had succeeded in signing up on day one that she sent out a celebratory email.

“On October 1, 2013, at the end of the first day (4:30), the Senior Advisor at Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Brigid M. Russell, sent out an email to her staff with a subject line celebrating ‘2 enrollments!’ The body copy of the email read: ‘We have our second official FFM enrollment!’” Judicial Watch revealed in their report provided to Secrets.

And on the second day, 48 percent of registrations failed, and most on the site were stuck repeatedly hitting the “refresh” button, attempting to get it to work.