Nearly 1.5 million sign up for ObamaCare in first 11 days
Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for ObamaCare in the first 11 days of open enrollment, nearly 500,000 more than at the same time last year.
According to numbers released Wednesday by the Trump administration, 876,788 people signed up for plans in week two of open enrollment, which spanned from Nov. 5-11.
In week one, which spanned from Nov. 1-4, 601,462 people signed up for plans. In the first two weeks of last year’s open enrollment, 1 million people had signed up for plans.
There are also more new consumers signing up for plans this year, the data show.
In the first two weeks of open enrollment, 345,719 new consumers have signed up for plans, compared to 246,433 during the same time period last year.
Democrats have worried that ObamaCare enrollment would drop this year because of actions by the Trump administration, which includes cutting funds for advertising and outreach.
The final sign-up picture will not be clear until the enrollment period ends Dec. 15, which is about half as much time as people had to sign up last year.
Many analysts have predicted a drop in total enrollment due to uncertainty over ObamaCare plans and less outreach educating people when and how to sign up.