By Ferdous Al-Faruque - 08/20/14 01:29 PM EDT
Almost 7 million people can sign up for health plans under ObamaCare even before the new enrollment period begins in November, according to an advocacy group.
“Even though millions of Americans got covered before open enrollment closed earlier this year, we’re not resting on our laurels since seven million consumers might have the opportunity to get covered even now through a special enrollment period,” said Anne Filipic, president of Enroll America.
The group analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data from 2010 to 2012 and found almost 2.7 million uninsured people and 4 million people who are likely to lose insurance have a qualifying life event that would make them eligible for the special enrollment period.
The Obama administration says more than 8 million people signed up for ObamaCare during the first enrollment year.