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Hagan wants Obamacare website investigation

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

We should soon get a number of just how many people have enrolled for insurance through the federally run Obamacare website.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, as of last week, fewer than 50,000 people nationwide had successfully enrolled. However, an Obama administration official told CNN those numbers are not official, and final data for the first month is not yet ready.

CNN reports more than 344,000 people have signed up through state-run marketplaces but have not completed the enrollment process

Meantime, North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan continues to distance herself from the Obamacare rollout.

Tuesday, the Democrat talked about her new effort to get to the bottom of the problems associated with the launch of healthcare.gov. She's one of a growing number of Democrats in Republican-leaning states pushing fix-it plans for the health care law they supported.

Hagan is calling for a full investigation into what went wrong. The website has been frustrating thousands of Americans since it went online October 1. Endless glitches have plagued the website. Hagan called the problems unacceptable, and said she wants answers and solutions.

"Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the venders contracted to build this site failed to launch it successfully," she offered.

Hagan is taking heat from Republicans on the issue. She voted for Obamacare, and now her opponents are accusing her of fake outrage.

The NC Republican Party tweeting Tuesday: "Kay Hagan's absurdly phony "probe" doesn't change the fact she owns Obamacare."

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