Vice President Joe Biden has acknowledged the possibility that public exchange plans could get fewer 2014 enrollees than they had hoped.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Biden talked about Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act public exchange enrollment efforts at a private event in Minneapolis.
Biden told the group, “If we get to 5 or 6 million, that’s a hell of a start,” according to AP.
Congressional Budget Office analysts estimated about a year ago that the QHPs could end 2014 with about 7 million enrollees.
Republican leaders of the House Energy & Commerce Committee highlighted the story on their website with the headline “VP Biden Moves Obamacare Goalposts And Still Fails to Reveal #WhosPaid.