Another key member of the Obama administration is backing off of the goal of 7 million Obamacare enrollees. Last week, Joe Biden said “we may not get to” to the mark, but now Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius is saying it was never really taken seriously as a goal at all.
“First of all, 7 million was not [from] the administration,” she told HuffPost Live on Tuesday, saying it came from the Congressional Budget Office. “I’m not sure where they even got their numbers. Their numbers are all over the board.”
Sebelius said that she is “more interested in what we’re doing today” rather than previous estimates, and would continue to push to get more people signed up until the enrollment deadline at the end of March.