Early Health Exchange Enrollment Numbers Disappoint

(NBC News) Remember day one signup of Obamacare, and word that nationwide only 6 people signed up?

Well, the six week signup number sounds even worse with an average 1000 people signing up per state.

The White House says it cannot confirm the low signup figure but blames the website for this latest piece of disastrous P.R.

"The fact that the website has been so challenging and so problematic that first months mean that the enrollment number would be even lower than expected," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

And experts say no way healthcare.gov gets fixed by December 1ST.

"This site is maybe halfway through a four or five month testing period. I don't think it's going to be stable until late January or February at the earliest," said Robert Laszewski of the Health Policy and Strategy Associates.

That could lead to a signup imbalance.

Older, sicker people are motivated to enroll and buy coverage, while younger, healthy people will delay.

"If there's not a good signup balance and some of the markets don't get enough newcomers into them, then many of the insurers won't be able to find it viable," Diane Rowland of the Kaiser Family Foundation said.

Those companies could quit the exchanges adding to the chaos.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton weighed in on existing polices being cancelled after President Obama promised they would not be.

"Even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people, said the former President.

Aides say Mr. Obama will have a plan but will not allow policies with poor coverage after January 1st.

By the end this week, the administration promises exact numbers on the signup for all Obamacare policies.

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