Federal, State ACA Enrollment Surpasses 2.1M
On Tuesday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that as of Dec. 28, 2013, more than 2.1 million U.S. residents had enrolled in private health insurance through the federal- and state-run health insurance exchanges. Sebelius noted that about half of those newly enrolled consumers signed up through HealthCare.gov, which covers 36 states. However, the number of new enrollees has fallen short of the Obama administration's earlier projections that 3.3 million U.S. residents would sign up by the end of December.
- "Health-Plan Enrollment Surpasses 2.1 Million" (Schatz, Wall Street Journal, 12/31/13).
- "Over 2.1 Million Have Signed Up for Obamacare: Officials" (Cornwell, Reuters, 12/31/13).
- "ObamaCare Enrollment Tops 1 Million" (Balluck, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 12/29/13).