Nearly 365,000 U.S. adults have chosen healthcare plans through government websites but about 2 million others have yet to choose a plan, officials said.
Health and Human Services Secretary
An additional 803,077 were determined or assessed eligible for
The federal website healthcare.gov, which has been subject to criticism because of its disastrous rollout, provides the online marketplace for health insurance for the 36 states that chose not to provide their own websites for residents whose employers do not provide health insurance.
"Evidence of the technical improvements to healthcare.gov can be seen in the enrollment numbers," Sebelius said in a statement.
"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
Wednesday's report combined results from state and federal marketplaces. In some cases only partial data sets were available on the state level.
The report provides cumulative data for the two-month period since the website healthcare.gov came online in October because some people apply, shop and select a plan across monthly reporting periods.
These counts avoid potential duplication associated with monthly reporting. For example, if a person submitted an application in October, and then selected a Marketplace plan in November, this person would only be counted once in the cumulative data, Sebelius said.
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