Just 15 states have applied to set up Obamacare exchanges
The Obama administration hosted a media call today to tout the fact that a whole six states have received “conditional approval” for their state-based health exchanges. Unsurprisingly, the six states mentioned on the call — Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon, and Washington — are all blue states with Democratic governors.
The Obama officials sounded excited about this, but the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff asked the reasonable follow-up question of how many total applications the administration had received. The answer: 15, an unimpressive number.