The House of Representatives approved a measure on Thursday introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) that would require the Obama Administration to provide reports on online healthcare exchanges every week.
The Exchange Information Disclosure Act would require reports on the 36 federally-run exchanges, including the number of visitors, the number of enrollees and the level of coverage they purchased.
"Before the Internet, RCA knew how many records Elvis was selling, Ford knew how many cars it was selling and McDonald's knew how many hamburgers it was selling," Alexander, a ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said. "It would be laughable in the Internet age that the Obama Administration still can't tell us how many Americans have actually enrolled in Obamacare, if the consequences of this historic mistake weren't so serious for families and states."
Three months after the online healthcare exchanges first opened, the Obama Administration has not disclosed how many individuals have successfully purchased a health plan through the exchange. Rather, it has released data on the amount of people who have selected a policy on one of the websites.
Alexander's measure aims to provide states with more detailed enrollment data to help them administer Medicaid and make policy decisions.
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