IRS Has Calculated 330,000 Obamacare Premium Subsidies

The number could hint at how many people have successfully completed health insurance applications.

President Barack Obama, Brady Press Room Briefing
National Journal
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Clara Ritger
Oct. 28, 2013, 8:15 a.m.

The In­tern­al Rev­en­ue Ser­vice, which veri­fies con­sumer in­come to de­term­ine eli­gib­il­ity for Obama­care sub­sidies, told The Wash­ing­ton Post it has cal­cu­lated es­tim­ates for 330,000 people.

That num­ber does not mean 330,000 have suc­cess­fully signed up for health in­sur­ance, however, be­cause ap­plic­a­tions must be pro­cessed and sent to the in­sur­ance com­pan­ies for ap­prov­al.

Many people are not able to get to that step be­cause of prob­lems with the Obama­care web­site, and Na­tion­al Journ­al re­por­ted last week that when they do, the data com­ing from Health­Care.gov some­times has ser­i­ous flaws.

Of­fi­cials at the Health and Hu­man Ser­vices De­part­ment have thus far de­clined to of­fer the ac­tu­al num­ber of en­rollees.

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