CBO Estimate: Obamacare Lost 1 Million Enrollments Due to Botched Roll Out

Leaving 6 million enrolled


Six million Americans will sign up for coverage under President Obama's signature health care law, rather than the 7 million previously estimated, because of the botched initial rollout of the program's Web site, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Tuesday.

In its new analysis, the CBO said it had reduced its estimate of how many Americans would sign up for the insurance through the online marketplaces "in light of technical problems that impeded many people's enrollment in exchanges in the first months of the open enrollment period."