Obamacare’s second enrollment period hasn’t attracted nearly the media attention that the first did — probably because the federal HealthCare.gov 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 HealthCare.gov, which serves 30-plus states, during the entire first month of enrollment last year.
462,000 people signed up for insurance on the federal Obamacare exchanges in the first week, HHS says. That’s >4X as many as last October.
— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) November 26, 2014
Those were split about evenly between new sign-ups and 2014 enrollees re-upping their coverage.
— Louise Radnofsky (@louiseradnofsky) November 26, 2014
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.