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Obamacare Sign-Ups Steady as Trump Administration Touts Exchange

Jan. 13, 2021, 9:48 PM

The Trump administration touted its success in getting people enrolled in Obamacare plans for 2021, highlighting how improvements to the federal HealthCare.gov exchange facilitated the sign-ups.

About 8.3 million people selected individual market plans through HealthCare.gov, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in its final weekly enrollment report Tuesday. The agency said 7% more people selected plans in the 36 states that use the federal marketplace than for 2020, despite a decline in new consumers.

The total is similar to 2020 enrollment numbers even though New Jersey and Pennsylvania are using their own state-based exchanges this year and...

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