During testimony before the House Oversight Committee Thursday, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Marilyn Tavenner admitted that the White House’s original number of eight million Obamacare enrollments was inflated. The real number, Tavenner now claims, is 7.3 million.
Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said the Obama administration’s new numbers represent a “precipitous drop.”
Other Republicans, like Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), also took aim at the administration’s Obamacare revision.
“For the past five months, the administration has been silent on enrollment details for the president’s health care law, and now we know why: the number was going down,” said Burgess. “Sadly, this comes as no surprise.”