November Sign-ups Approach 100,000

Bloomberg reports that “about 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the online federal exchange last month, a roughly four-fold increase from October.”

“The person who provided the November enrollment figures, said the data points to a steady increase in sign-ups even before major website improvements were completed at the end of November.”

“While far from the original goal, the jump in enrollment may be an encouraging trend for the administration and could signal that consumers are keeping an open mind about the new $1.4 trillion health law amid criticism from both Republicans and Democrats over the site’s technical failures.”

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  • Irony_Tag

    What definition of “signed up” are they using? Are they including all the people who selected a plan but didn’t finish the purchase as they were with earlier numbers? Are they including enrollments into Medicaid?

    What has happened to the 5 million people who had insurance and lost it due to Obamacare?

    • RonnieJ25

      You imagined those 5 million people. Get over it. About 6 months from now, 2 million more people will have coverage and all of this will be a distant memory.

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