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Revived Obamacare Sets Record as Subsidies Drive Sign-Ups

Jan. 27, 2022, 2:54 PM

A record 14.5 million people signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage this year using the HealthCare.gov website and state-based marketplaces, the Biden administration announced Thursday.

That’s a 21% increase over the previous record of 12.2 million people who enrolled in federal and state marketplaces in September 2021 following the close of a special enrollment period.

An additional 3 million new consumers signed up for coverage, up 17% from last year, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said during a morning press briefing.

The enrollment increase drove the national uninsured rate from 10.3% before the ...

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