Kinzinger issues statement on first Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., released the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported that only 106,185 individuals signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including only 26,764 who signed up through the federal exchange. HHS officials acknowledged that the enrollment figures also include individuals who have not actually purchased health care through the exchange, but who have selected plans online.

The abysmal enrollment numbers released today are just another example of how this law has been doomed to fail from the start,” said Kinzinger. “With millions losing coverage and higher costs for nearly everyone, it is time for the president to admit that his law is beyond repair and work with Republicans on patient-centered solutions.”

Posted Nov. 13, 2013

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