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McHenry Statement on Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Enrollment




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Washington, Nov 5, 2013 -

Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on media reports that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has only enrolled one person through the Obamacare exchanges:

 "I find it astonishing that after one month of the Obamacare exchanges being open, North Carolina's largest insurer has only had one person enroll in a plan.  This entire healthcare law is predicated on large numbers of uninsured individuals signing up for coverage, yet the failures of healthcare.gov have rendered that all but impossible for the majority of Americans. 

"While the Obama Administration seems to have finally realized the magnitude of the problems facing the website, it is unacceptable for the American people to continue to face the threat of financial penalty because HHS cannot get its act together.  I again reiterate my call for a one year delay of the individual mandate to ensure no American is penalized because of this disastrous law."     

 

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