More Than 462,000 Sign Up for Coverage Through HealthCare.gov During First Week of Open Enrollment
On Wednesday, HHS announced that 462,125 people signed up for a health plan through HealthCare.gov from Nov. 15 to Nov. 21 -- the first week of the exchange's second open enrollment period. In comparison, just 106,185 consumers signed up for coverage during the exchange's first open enrollment period last year. In addition, officials said that 48% of enrollees so far this year had not previously purchased health insurance through the federal exchange.
- "Healthcare.gov Signed Up 462,125 Customers in First Week" (Kliff, Vox, 11/26).
- "A Half-Million People Sign Up for Insurance During HealthCare.gov's First Week" (Goldstein, Washington Post, 11/26).