Obamacare Sign-ups Surpass 4.2 Million

More than 4.2 million people have signed up for Obamacare as of March 1, but there’s still a long way to go to their 6 million target by March 31.

The Hill: “ObamaCare enrollments fell from 1.1 million in January to 942,000 in February, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Tuesday. Still, the administration remains optimistic it will see a surge of enrollees prior to the March 31 enrollment deadline.”

“Analysts estimate that as many as 20 percent of enrollees haven’t paid their first month’s premium, meaning that roughly 840,000 of that 4.2 million do not actually have insurance coverage.”

Politico: “About a quarter of the sign-ups over the first five months of enrollment were adults between ages 18 and 35.”

New York Times: “Though White House officials predict a surge in enrollment just before the six-month open enrollment period ends on March 31, it will be a challenge to make up for the slow start resulting from the technical problems that crippled the federal insurance marketplace in October and November.”

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