Obamacare sign-ups hit 365,000, but there's a long way to go
December 11th, 2013
09:04 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare sign-ups hit 365,000, but there's a long way to go

New York (CNNMoney) – Nearly 365,000 people have signed up for Obamacare in its first two months, but that's still a far cry from the 7 million projected to ultimately enroll for 2014.

The pace of sign-ups accelerated in November after the Obama administration worked to solve technical problems with healthcare.gov. Officials say there has been an even bigger increase in traffic in recent weeks.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    I hope they are prepared for the user surge that is sure to come just prior to the deadline. It happens every April with tax returns, so I see no reason to expect this to be any different.

    December 11, 2013 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  2. Tony

    This is a disaster for Republicans. If Obamacare does not fail, Republicans have nothing to run on in 2014. Obamacare is working in states that run their own websites. Now that the federal website is working, Republicans are finished.

    December 11, 2013 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Nearly 365,000 people have signed up for Obamacare in its first two months, but that's still a far cry from the 7 million projected to ultimately enroll for 2014
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    True. But what is also true is that at least now they have the ability to do so.
    You can lead a horse to water, heck, you can bring the horse the water, but some horses choose not to drink.
    It does not remove the ability of them being able to do so however be it now or in the future, and it certainly beats no water at all.
    Thank you again Mr. President for making the "water" available.

    December 11, 2013 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. Eagle0831

    All is well! Sebelius has ordered an investigation into her own website. Boy, I feel better now! (sarc)

    December 11, 2013 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Sounds like the PPACA is coming along just fine. It can be doing a lot better if some of these states expanded their Medicaid rolls. States not expanding their Medicaid rolls can be looked at as saboteurs of the law. They simply don't want it to work.

    December 11, 2013 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  6. jpmichigan

    Well what happens if the 7 million sign ups aren't gotten? People are shopping , but not buying. Majority are for Medicaide, which is free to them, but at the cost to tax payers which include middle class. SO WHAT HAPENS NOW . Mr. President. REVAMP OR REPEAL!!!!!!!!

    December 11, 2013 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  7. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    There's still three and a half months left to sign up , STOP listening to the GOP lies and propaganda and bs. Their obstruction will fail just like their incompetent canadates and their savior a Cruz and Rubio !!!!!!

    December 11, 2013 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  8. GOP = Greed Over People

    The more telling stat is the almost 2 million that have been identified as eligible but just have not paid the premium. That is a harbinger of future progress as opposed to a number of sign ups that may have been impacted by a cranky website.

    December 11, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  9. smith

    That`s it...lol..Geez, what a failed concept. Where are all these so called millions that were going to flock to sign up? Oh wait, its Bush`s fault. Na, its racism. No, its the terrible tea party. The answer, its a flawed law with all sorts of problems.

    December 11, 2013 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  10. c-lo

    1/10th of 1% of the population...YEAH! And how many of them were already insured, but are now forced through this catastrophe (i.e. the increase in insureds in the nation is not even this high).

    December 11, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  11. NCwriter

    Unfortunately, almost all of those 350,000 are people who are sick and were kicked off their previous plans. Those who are healthy are still opting to pay the penalty tax rather than be forced into paying for someone else's care.

    December 11, 2013 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  12. FidyCents

    So much for this notion that it was supposed to help the uninsured. Pretty lame.

    December 11, 2013 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  13. 82ndABNVET

    How many out of those 365k have actually "paid" for thier first month's premium? Otherwise, they have yet to get insurance. If they are still only counting those that have signed up and have a plan in thier "shopping cart", they are still not covered.

    There are estimates that say 7m need to sign up (as in pay for) insurance for Obamacare to actually "work". Considering that Jan 1st is right around the corner and only 365k have "signed up", that leaves a deficit of 6,635,000 still needed to register. If you break that down into days, you need 214,032 per day through the month of December to sign up. Or, you need roughly 8,918 per hour. Which is 148 per minute. And 2.4 a second.

    Its going to be close!........................NOT.

    December 11, 2013 10:30 am at 10:30 am |