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Obamacare Sees Record Numbers as 2.5 Million More Seek Coverage

Aug. 13, 2021, 10:00 AM

The Affordable Care Act’s six-month special enrollment period comes to a close this weekend after helping drive marketplace coverage to record levels as the Biden administration continues to scrap Trump-era policies that depressed sign-ups.

While final data isn’t available, state and federal marketplace enrollment could soon be “peaking” at a record 13 million or more, said Katie Keith, an associate research professor at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. “All the folks who track enrollment data in real-time think it will,” Keith said.

That includes longtime blogger Charles Gaba, who follows marketplace enrollment at ACASignups.net. Gaba said enrollment ...

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