Despite Dire Predictions, This Year’s ACA Sign-Ups Continue To Surge Past Last Year’s Pace
But with a small enrollment window, it's too early to tell what the final numbers will look like.
The Associated Press:
'Obamacare' Sign-Ups 45 Percent Ahead Of Last Year's Pace
Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year's pace, according to government data released Wednesday. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services come as Republican senators are pushing to pay for tax cuts by repealing the "Obamacare" requirement to carry coverage. (11/15)
Nearly 1.5 Million People Signed Up For Obamacare Plans So Far: Officials
More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far. (Abutaleb, 11/15)
The Washington Post:
ACA Federal Enrollment Surges By At Least 47 Percent This Year, CMS Says
The portion of new consumers enrolling in ACA plans is slightly down this year, according to the latest federal report. Those Americans accounted for 23 percent of enrollees between Nov. 1 and Nov. 11, as opposed to 24 percent in the early days of 2016.
Defying Gloomy Predictions, Obamacare Enrollment Surges
In other words, there might be no such thing as bad news for Obamacare. “As P.T. Barnum would say, as long as my name is in the papers and it’s spelled correctly, it’s all good,” said Michael Marchand, chief marketing officer for Washington state’s Obamacare marketplace, which saw its website traffic increase by 24 percent during the first week of enrollment. “I think there’s some truth to that.” The conventional wisdom was that enrollment would dip significantly as a hostile administration gutted outreach and marketing. (Demko, 11/15)