ObamaCare Signups Hit 2.1M
But that's below the initial target
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2013 2:59 PM CST
In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gestures while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(Newser) – More than 2.1 million Americans have now signed up for health insurance through ObamaCare's federal and state exchanges, Kathleen Sebelius announced today. That's below the original Dec. 31 target of 3 million signups, CNN reports, noting that the end of December marks the halfway point of the initial 6-month signup period. In a blog post today, Sebelius recommended that even "if you thought you enrolled in health coverage but aren't showing up in the system, call your insurance company directly" to make sure you're enrolled. The White House announced Sunday that 1.1 million people had signed up for insurance via the troubled HealthCare.gov site.

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Mr.RIGHTNOW
Jan 4, 2014 9:55 AM CST
NAZIonalized Obamacare = NOTHING but EXTORTION of EVERY Tax Payer of EVERY Income Level to stuff the pockets of corporate BIG PHARMA!!!! ...Almost as BIG a corporate ponzi scheme as "clean energy investments" SMH
TheJman
Jan 3, 2014 6:58 AM CST
Just remember people that the Americans that signed up for this have no choice. Obama's new laws took all other options away and forced them to either sign up for this or be fined. The rest of us will be forced into this same situation in the near future. I hope all independants see what's going on here and vote Republican in the upcoming elections. No American should be forced into a tyrannical government takeover! You should have the freedoms to choose! Once they control your healthcare they control every other part of your life!
stude
Jan 2, 2014 7:41 AM CST
IF the 2.1M number is correct, not that Obama and his cronies would ever lie, then what about the reported 4.7M that LOST their insurance? Seems to me that this has started on a negative trend. Where exactly are the benefits of the UnAffordable Care Act? ...They have to cover preexisting conditions- ok, that is good... but no longer cover some of the drugs that are required by some to survive? This is fact by the way, ask my mother. Letters of policy cancellation... ask me I personally know. Extremely high deductibles that render your insurance useless except in a catastrophic case, ask my wife. I get to pay for my HIGHER insurance premiums AND pay more taxes to cover YOUR subsidies. The benefits are so many, how did I ever survive before the UnAffordable Care Act?