A slew of media organizations have petitioned the government to release ObamaCare data that the White House has refused to make public.
CNN, ABC, MSNBC and others have filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking information on the beleaguered healthcare.gov website. They have also asked for government documents revealing how many people have enrolled in the new healthcare exchanges.
Journalists have repeatedly pressed the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the enrollment data, but the administration says it won’t do so until mid-November.
Republicans have noted that President Obama has dropped hints he is aware of the enrollment figures. In a recent speech, Obama said “thousands” have signed up. He later indicated that signing up has gotten easier since the website’s launch.
Many of the media’s FOIA requests are similar, focusing on the website and/or the enrollment data.