ObamaCare isn’t achieving its primary goal of extending coverage to those who previously did not have health insurance, a new study found.
The survey released Thursday by the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm found that only 27 percent of those who have selected a plan on the new exchanges didn’t previously have coverage.
The Obama administration says 4 million people have selected a plan since the exchanges launched on Oct. 1, but has not said how many of them previously had coverage.
At a healthcare industry conference on Thursday, Gary Cohen, a top official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), said it’s not something the administration has the ability to track.
“That’s not a data point that we are really collecting in any sort of systematic way,” Cohen said, according to The National Journal.
A CMS official told The Hill that it’s an important measurement that the agency hopes to be able to report on in the future.