(Mike Segar/Reuters)

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released several internal Obama administration memos Monday suggesting the paper applications consumers have been using to enroll under the new health-care law has given them a false illusion of progress.

The notes, written as part of a Health and Human Services Department "War Room" effort to address the problems plaguing HealthCare.gov, notes that even as officials urged Americans to enroll through paper applications this route faced the same obstacle as the troubled Web site.

“The same portal is used to determine eligibility no matter how the application is submitted (paper, online)," reads the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight memo from an Oct. 11 meeting. "The paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving forward in the process and provides another option; at the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue.”