Sign-Ups For Marketplace Plans Outpace Last Year With 8.8 Million People Enrolled So Far
As Republicans begin their effort to repeal the federal health law, Obama administration officials announce that the number of people getting individual coverage in 2017 is higher than at this time in 2016.
Obamacare Sign-Ups Reach 8.8 Million As Repeal Efforts Start
Obamacare sign-ups for 2017 coverage rose about 2.3 percent from the same time last year, as efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform begin in Congress. About 8.8 million people enrolled in individual insurance plans through the HealthCare.gov website as of Dec. 31, compared with 8.6 million last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in an e-mailed statement. The figures are the first to include automatic re-enrollments, providing the most complete picture to date of participation. Sign-ups for Obamacare plans are a key measure of the program’s success, as Republicans in Congress have begun efforts to repeal at least parts of the 2010 health law. (Tracer, 1/4)