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

(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.

In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gestures while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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)
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