Cantor skeptical of enrollment data

House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorIf we want to make immigration great again, let's make it bipartisan Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling to retire after end of current term MORE (R-Va.) on Wednesday expressed skepticism that 29,000 people had enrolled in ObamaCare the first two days of December.

With problems lingering with the back end of the federal health exchange website, Cantor said he does not know what the number really means.

“You know, the administration likes to say that they are transparent,” he said on Fox News. “But what does 29,000 enrollees really mean? We don't know.”

A total of 29,000 had chosen a plan on Dec. 1-2 — the days following the administration’s November deadline to get the site working for most users — according to a report in Politico.

Those numbers totaled the amount of people who had chosen a plan but not necessarily paid their first premium, which is not due until later this month.

The administration, which has not confirmed the number, reports that hundreds of thousands of people have visited the site in the first few days of December, but insurance companies continue to report glitches in the back end of the website.

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