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Documents May Reveal Why the Obama Administration Hasn't Released Any Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

"We will have those numbers available in mid-November."

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius closes her notes after testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Credit: AP

On the first day of enrollment, just six people had signed up for Obamacare on Healthcare.gov, according to "war room notes" obtained by CBS News. If the number is accurate, it would mean the sign-up rate was incredibly low given that the government claims there were 4.7 million unique visits to the website within the first 24 hours.

The six enrollments were reportedly with BlueCross BlueShield North Carolina and Kansas City, CareSource and Healthcare Service Corporation.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius closes her notes after testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Credit: AP

"By Wednesday afternoon, enrollments were up to 'approximately 100.' By the end of Wednesday, the notes reflect '248 enrollments' nationwide," CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson reports. "The health care exchanges need to average 39,000 enrollees a day to meet the goal of seven million by March 1."

While administration officials have refused to release any official figures pertaining to Obamacare enrollment numbers, the war room notes at least confirm that they exist and are intentionally being kept secret.

When pressed by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Marilyn Tavenner, the head of CMS, repeatedly said they would "have those numbers available in mid-November."

Further, Health and Human Services said it couldn't provide any enrollment figures to CBS News on Thursday because they didn't have any. But a spokesman reportedly did suggest that the numbers may not include all the different ways to enroll.

Take a look at the document obtained by CBS News below:

HealthCare-Gov.pdf

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