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Report shows 400 Utahns used HealthCare.gov

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services, only about 106,000 Americans found coverage on healthcare.gov. That’s just a portion of how many people the Obama Administration predicted.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah)- New numbers released Wednesday show the minimal impact the Affordable care Act has had since enrollment began a month ago. According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services, only about 106,000 Americans found coverage on healthcare.gov. That’s just a portion of how many people the Obama Administration predicted.

Wednesday marked another day of questions and ginger-pointing at the House Oversight Hearing about healthcare.gov. The focus was on hackers penetrating the federal website.

“It is not safe and secure and even after the October launch you get a hacker who in a couple days finds ten or so problems and challenges. It's that easy to hack that information,” said Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz joins a long list of people frustrated with the launch of the Affordable Care Act. In Utah, 6,186 people have completed applications. But only 357 signed up for a new plan. The numbers are less than ever expected.

The Obama Administration hope people sign up, predicting a half million people would be signed up by now. That number now is only at 106,000 people nationwide. Looking specifically at plans like Medicaid and CHIP that aim to give the low-income health coverage, the Obama Administration says that’s the silver-lining in this failed rollout. 4,816 Utahns now qualify for Medicaid and CHIP and now know what options are available to them.

To read the full Department of Health and Human Services report  
click here.

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