In a last-minute victory lap/press conference called in mid-April, President Obama trumpeted the claim that eight million people had signed up for Obamacare. That number received an update today courtesy of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

Official Obamacare enrollment numbers released for first time since April

— POLITICO (@politico) September 19, 2014

Annnnd they've dropped RT @politico Official Obamacare enrollment numbers released for first time since April

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 19, 2014

.@politico Only 322 MILLION to go! At this rate by the year 3000 everyone should be enrolled. Let's throw a parade.

— Richard Lloyd (@RichardLloydUSA) September 19, 2014

@redsteeze @politico just waiting for them to use the term "unexpectedly"

— Brian Norwood (@NorwoodBrian) September 19, 2014

Obamacare LOST enrollments on legislation people are under a legal mandate to follow…

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 19, 2014

@politico Very interesting. Now the numbers are going down from the 8 million??

— Eric Bailey (@CulturalRights) September 19, 2014

Could we please get a more detailed breakdown of that figure?

@redsteeze @politico OH FFS, "Tavenner refused to break down the figures and other CMS officials said they couldn’t do so, either"

— Poo Picker (@poo_picker) September 19, 2014

The Huffington Post reports:

But the 7.3 million enrollment figure doesn’t tell the whole story. The Department of Health and Human Services can’t provide the total enrollment tally, including paid and unpaid, since April because the computer system that would process those records isn’t fully operational, a department official said. A manual evaluation would be required to find that number, the official said.

@redsteeze But Obamacare enrollment crushes goal! cc: @thinkprogress

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) September 19, 2014

Tweeter @redsteeze did some research to unearth these nuggets:

Obama: 8 Million Health Care Sign-Ups a Boon for Democrats

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 17, 2014

The health care law beat its mark because it was selling something 8 million people want to buy:

— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 18, 2014

Yep, way more. @voxdotcom Way more than 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare.

— David Simas (@Simas44) April 18, 2014

Democrats go on the offense w/8 million reasons to vote blue in November! Tweet #edshow your take! #Obamacare

— Ed Schultz (@edshow) April 18, 2014

A picture says a thousand words — and 8 million signups #Obamacare

— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) April 19, 2014

Werid I never got that @samsteinhp @CitizenCohn piece I was promised about why admin stopped counting enrollments.. Now we know why.

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 19, 2014


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