House Republicans pushed forward today with efforts to block the public exchanges and reexamine other Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions.

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and other Republicans on the committee asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to tell them how many signed up for coverage since Oct. 1.

So far, the Obama administration has released visit numbers, but no enrollment figures, and some have suggested that, in some states, no one at all enrolled in coverage on the first day, the lawmakers wrote.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.