Enrollment upsurge at HealthCare.gov
Two months after the troubled rollout of healthcare.gov, it appears the site is finally working.
The Obama administration released enrollment numbers Wednesday showing more than 250,000 people have enrolled in health care through state and federal exchanges in November, more than double the 27,000 people who signed up in October.
Combined with the numbers from the launch of the troubled HealthCare.gov website, about 365,000 people have enrolled through the healthcare exchanges, a crucial element of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform.
State exchanges still make up the majority of enrollees, at 227,478, compared to the federal exchanges' 137,204 enrollees. And the website, with a new capacity to handle 800,000 visits per day, is now working for most people, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“Evidence of the technical improvements to HealthCare.gov can be seen in the enrollment numbers,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Now is the time to visit HealthCare.gov, to ensure you and your family have signed up in a private plan of your choice by December 23 for coverage starting January 1.”Read more at Al Jazeera America