Over a million people selected insurance plans using the HealthCare.gov platform during the first 12 days of open enrollment, which was 53,000 more than during the same period last year, according to the
The total included about 250,000 new consumers and over 750,000 renewing their coverage.
"The American people are demonstrating how much they continue to want and need the coverage the marketplace offers, and we are encouraging all Americans who need health insurance for 2017 to visit HealthCare.gov or their state Marketplace and check out their options,"
Most people can find a plan for
For coverage starting
The day after the election, Obamacare enrollment surged. More than 100,000 people in the 37 states that use Healthcare.gov signed up for coverage, Burwell said later over Twitter.
"Best day yet this open enrollment," she tweeted.
Trump called the law a "total disaster," promising to "repeal and replace" it, though recently he has said some pieces of the law may be worth keeping.
By the end of the 2016 enrollment period, which closed in February, nearly 13 million consumers nationwide signed up for insurance through either the federal or state-based exchanges. Millions of others have been covered through an ACA-sponsored
Additionally, many young adults have been able to remain on their parents' insurance, since the law also raised the age limit for parental coverage to 26. All told, HHS estimates some 20 million previously uninsured people now have coverage, including 1 million in
2014: All Americans required to have health insurance or incur a penalty.
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