3.6 million people signed up for ObamaCare plans in one month

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

Open Enrollment started November 1, 12,171 Wyomingites have selected a plan through HealthCare.gov, with total sign-ups in Wyoming up by 43% from a year ago.

"Such a strong start to open enrollment shows just how much people want health insurance and that they're finding coverage they can afford when they visit HealthCare.gov", said Lori Lodes, co-founder of Get America Covered.

The federal website attracted 9.2 million signups during last year's enrollment period, which lasted three months - equating to about 100,000 signups per day. That represents close to 1 million new sign-ups and 2.6 million people renewing their Obamacare coverage.

President Trump made a decision to cut this enrollment season in half, so enrollees in dozens of states relying on HealthCare.gov must sign up by December 15. But because open enrollment is only half as long as it was last year, the number of total people who sign up could fall short of previous years. Many of them are letting enrollees sign up beyond December 15 - in some cases, all the way to January 31.

But if the final enrollment numbers are significantly lower than in the past, which many analysts expect, it could bolster the GOP's argument that ObamaCare is failing and needs to be repealed.

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