Obama: 500,000 Obamacare Enrollees So Far In December

ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Barack Obama said Friday that more than 500,000 people have enrolled in health coverage through HealthCare.gov in the first three weeks of December.

That would put the total number of enrollments at more than 1 million, senior administration officials noted to TPM, when added to the reported enrollments on the federal and state websites in October and November.

The December enrollment would mark a significant increase since the administration declared the website fixed: 137,000 people signed up through HealthCare.gov in October and November combined.

The new numbers for HealthCare.gov, which serves 36 states, comes after reports of accelerating enrollment at some of the 15 state-run marketplaces. California’s marketplace, for example, reported 50,000 in three days this week.

Obama offered the enrollment figure at his end-of-the-year press conference. No official enrollment report has been released.

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