Obamacare Enrollment Posts Strong First Week, HHS Reports

Nov. 13, 2020, 12:51 AM

In the first week of Obamacare enrollment for 2021, more than 800,000 people signed up for health plans on the federal HealthCare.gov platform, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday.

The CMS said that 818,365 people selected a plan in the 36 states using the federal exchange from Nov. 1-7, including 174,344 new people enrolling in coverage and 645,021 renewals. With national elections taking place during the period, as well as arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court over whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, “enrollment during the first week was strong,” Get America Covered co-founder Joshua Peck...

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