Obamacare Enrollment Passes 5 Million
Posted at 5:26 p.m. on March 17
The Obama administration announced that more than 5 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the AP reports.
“That still leaves about 1 million to go over the next two weeks for the White House to meet its latest goal of 6 million enrolled by March 31. That would work out to more than 70,000 people a day. And some independent analysts say that’s a stretch.”
Washington Post: “The Congressional Budget Office had initially projected that 7 million people would sign up for new health plans by the end of March. Analysts revised that estimate last month, after it became clear that enrollment would be depressed by the technical difficulties on HealthCare.gov and a number of state-based insurance Web sites.”