Is Fixed — 462,000 O-Care Sign-Ups In Week 1

November 26, 2014 10:57 a.m.

Obamacare’s second enrollment period hasn’t attracted nearly the media attention that the first did — probably because the federal hasn’t been the abject disaster it was in the opening days of 2014.

To wit: the Obama administration reported on Wednesday that 462,000 people had signed up for private health insurance through the federal website in the first week of 2015 open enrollment, which started Nov. 15.

That dwarfs the 27,000 people who signed up on, which serves 30-plus states, during the entire first month of enrollment last year.

Those were split about evenly between new sign-ups and 2014 enrollees re-upping their coverage.

The administration has projected at least nine million people will sign up for coverage in all 50 states by the time open enrollment ends in February.

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