Obamacare enrollment milestone reached

02/26/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Washington – A reported 4 million people have signed up for health care coverage under the insurance exchanges created under Obamacare. As reported by the Huffington Post, the numbers indicate that an estimated 700,000 individuals have signed up since the end of January.

The Congressional Budget Office projected that 7 million people would sign up for coverage during the enrollment period, which ends at the end of March.

The Obama administration is quoted as saying in a statement provided to the Huffington Post, “With individuals and families enrolling in coverage every day, we continue to see strong demand nationwide from consumers who want access to quality, affordable coverage.

“Consumers are shopping and enrolling in plans on HealthCare.gov every day; system error rates are low and response times are consistently less than half a second. Our call center has handled more than 12 million calls so far and is open 24/7 to assist consumers in English, Spanish and more than 150 languages.”

As noted in the report, the number of those who have enrolled for coverage and actually made their first premium payments is yet to be known. Some estimate that approximately 20 percent of enrollees have not made their first month’s payment.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – US Health Law News

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