The Obama administration is not keeping track of how many uninsured Americans are signing up for Obamacare.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) deputy administrator Gary Cohen, who directs the agency’s health insurance reform unit, said that CMS is not tracking information about previously uninsured enrollees.
“That’s not a data point we are really collecting in any sort of systematic way,” Cohen said when asked how many uninsured people are signing up on the Obamacare exchanges, according to a tweet from National Journal’s Sam Baker.
The majority of the people who tried to sign up for Obamacare by Dec. 28 previously had insurance, according to a January survey. Many people who lost insurance due to Obamacare also count in the official statistics as new Obamacare enrollees.