Since the rollout of the Obamacare exchanges on October 1st, many folks across Louisiana have tragically lost the coverage they liked, seen their premiums skyrocket, and are finding it hard to enroll in any new policies. The law's incredibly low success rate for Louisiana means that for every one person enrolled in the federally facilitated exchange, 240 Louisianians had their health care policy cancelled and access to their doctor diminished.
But the truth is that folks in Louisiana aren't alone. In fact, millions more Americans have lost their original health insurance than have enrolled in the exchanges so far.
I want to know if those who enrolled were previously uninsured, or if they are people who had their current health care policy cancelled because of Obamacare. So I'm asking U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to provide a report to Congress on the Obamacare exchange enrollment numbers.
It's clear this rollout has been a trainwreck and something needs to be done. But first we need to know who's getting coverage and who's losing it. We need more information about what is going on with the law now before we can move forward.
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