Sen. Roberts Critical of Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan) on Wednesday released the following statement after the Obama administration released the dismal healthcare.gov enrollment numbers for the month of October:
“More Americans are losing their health care plan as a result of Obamacare than have been able to sign up on this disastrous website,” Roberts said. “The numbers released today are indicative of failure. Not just the failure of a website, but a failure of the underlying law, a failure to keep promises to the American people, and, above all, a failure of leadership.”
“The President has apologized, but has done nothing to right his wrongs. Secretary Sebelius has asked to be held accountable, but has done nothing to show accountability. I did not vote for this law. No Republican voted for this law. This is President Obama’s legacy. It’s a law forced through Congress despite strong opposition from the majority of Americans. Today’s numbers show Obamacare has and will continue to fail. It should be put to pasture, and Secretary Sebelius should resign for her failure to implement the exchange.”
Fewer than 27,000 people enrolled through the federal exchange which covers 36 states, including Kansas. The Associated Press has reported that only 371 Kansans signed up in the exchange. According to multiple media reports more than 9,000 Kansans are losing their coverage due to Obamacare.