HHS’ Kathleen Sebelius Appears on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Fresh on the heels of the October 1st nationwide launch of online health marketplaces, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared on Jon Stewart’s late night television program The Daily Show. Touting the week-old efforts of the Affordable Care Act’s new web-based health insurance offerings, Sebelius reported “hundreds of thousands of accounts [were] created.”
This does not mean, however, that hundreds of thousands of US citizens applied for insurance, only that they now are “going shopping,” as Sebelius put it, with the ability to compare health plans and if they choose, apply for coverage. The first reports on the total number of incoming applications and policies written were expected in after the beginning of next month.
Via The Daily Show