About 600,000 sign up for ObamaCare in first four days
About 600,000 people signed up for ObamaCare plans in the first four days of enrollment, the Trump administration announced Thursday.
Sign-ups are running at a faster pace than at this time last year. In fact, about twice as many people signed up on the first day, Nov. 1, this year compared to last year.
There were about 150,000 sign-ups per day on average for the first four days this year, compared to 84,000 sign-ups per day for the first 12 days last year. There is no data for just the first four days of last year.
Still, the results have energized Democrats, who have been worried about low enrollment due to Trump administration cutbacks in outreach.
About 130,000 people were new customers this year, while about 460,000 were returning customers.
ObamaCare numbers analyst Charles Gaba wrote on Twitter that the sign-ups are “more than I expected.”
The final sign-up picture will not be clear until the enrollment period ends Dec. 15, which is about half as much time to sign up as last year. Many analysts have predicted a drop in enrollment due to uncertainty over ObamaCare plans and less outreach educating people when and how to sign up.
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