ObamaCare enrollment reaches 177,000 in first two days of enrollment period

ObamaCare enrollment reaches 177,000 in first two days of enrollment period
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More than 177,000 people signed up for ObamaCare plans during the first two days of open enrollment, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Trump administration.

Nov. 1 marked the first day of open enrollment on healthcare.gov, the federal government’s enrollment platform used by 38 states.

Of the 177,082 people who selected plans on healthcare.gov Friday and Saturday, nearly 49,000 were new customers.

During the first week of open enrollment last year — which spanned three days instead of two — 371,676 people signed up. 

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Enrollment numbers are likely slightly lower this year due to technical issues that occurred on the site Friday, according to a statement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which manages ObamaCare enrollment.

“On the first day of Open Enrollment, some consumers received error messages, which have been addressed,” the statement reads. CMS is committed to ensuring consumers who want to enroll in coverage through the Federal Health Insurance Exchange have a seamless enrollment experience.”

CMS said it will continue to “closely monitor” healthcare.gov throughout open enrollment, which ends Dec. 15.