Posted: 12:16 pm Thursday, January 15th, 2015
By Jamie Dupree
With a month left in the enrollment period for the Obama health law, new numbers for the 37 states that use the federal exchange show an increase from every state in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage.
“Nearly 6.8 million Americans have access to quality, affordable health coverage for 2015 through the Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
That’s a number that does not include enrollment figures from the states which run their own health exchanges – that group includes California, which had over 1.4 million signups in 2014.
The report comes amid a very quiet time for healthcare.gov, as the website certainly has not been beset by the enrollment troubles of late 2013 and early 2014.
Here are the numbers for the states that go through the federal exchange for the current enrollment period, which began November 15, 2014:
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About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.