Obamacare enrollment ramps up in days after website fix
December 4th, 2013
12:24 PM ET
9 years ago

Obamacare enrollment ramps up in days after website fix

(CNN) – A revamped federal health care website has helped enroll 29,000 Americans in insurance plans over the past several days, a source familiar with the numbers said on Wednesday.

The number is higher than the online enrollments for the entire month of October, and reflects a boost in sign-ups after HealthCare.gov underwent a massive repair job after its initial launch.

"The data is still being scrubbed but looks like we will be 29,000 for enrollment in federal exchange for the first two days since the site improvement deadline at the end of November (midnight Sunday to midnight Monday),” the source said, noting the number reflects people who have successfully selected a plan, but that haven’t yet paid for it.

On Sunday, administration officials announced they had met their deadline for getting HealthCare.gov working for the “vast majority” of users, saying response times and error rates had been slashed while capacity increased.

They also described the weeks-long repair process that involved overhauling the website’s management structure and installing a 24-hour “rapid response” team to address technical issues as they arise.

Those technical issues put a damper on the first month’s enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act. Just over 106,000 people signed up for Obamacare in October. Fewer than 27,000 Americans selected plans through HealthCare.gov. The rest signed up through state exchanges.

A separate source who was familiar with November’s numbers said earlier this week that 100,000 people had enrolled online in the exchanges last month.

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Brian in DC

    Comical, cheering pathetic data based on lies.

    December 4, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. Brian in DC

    You'd have to be a complete imbecile to put your personal info on that web site.

    December 4, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. yolanda

    @Rudy, it must be very tiring to bear the burden of correcting everyone who has a different viewpoint than yours. Thank you for looking out for all of us who know so little.

    December 4, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. GOP = Greed Over People

    'The Obama administration is already blindly throwing billions of our tax dollars at this fiasco because they have totally FAILED.'

    Actually, it is 600 MILLION NOT even one billion yet.

    And once it reaches 24 BILLION, then and only then can you and other GOPerville reds complain about wasting the taxpayer's money.

    Then Obamacare(s) will actually cost what the House GOP temper tantrum cost the U.S. economy and the U.S. taxpayer.

    Unlike the government shutdown, we will have a super dooper health care exchange for our 24 BILLION(yes, that is with a B).

    You lose all credence when you start tossing around the figures spouted from some radio blowhard's blowhole as "facts"! All it shows, is you are easily manipulated and very gullible.

    December 4, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  5. just saying

    Rudy NYC
    Very important missing statistic in this story: Only 22% of young people ages 18-29 plan to sign up for Obamacare.
    You don't know that for a fact. Nobody knows the future.

    but the liberals and the democrats know what we all need in the future when it comes to healthcare insurance!

    here is the delusion the democrats and liberals live under. first, many of the young that they hope sign up and over pay for their healthcare insurance in order to subsidize older sicker people, will be directed to madicaid. they will not buy anything. and then there are the millions of 'kids' that have been kept on the the parent dole/coverage. scratch those millions. then there are the millions that will simply opt out and pay the miniscule fine/tax.

    what does this leave you with? not enough to lower the exchange prices which is why obama postponed the sign up until after the election. when people on the exchanges see the sky rocketing rates next year, they are going to flip out.

    December 4, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. Hammerer

    You can keep your insurance plan if you like it
    you can keep your dr. if you like
    you will save an average of $2500 per year per plan
    the obombermacare web is working as planned
    people will love obomberercare by 2017
    1 million signed on obombercare web site monday
    29000 signed up for obombercare in days
    all dem spin
    all lies

    December 4, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. daviddavid

    ObamaCare in a nutshell...
The ones who voted it in have exempted themselves and their friends. The exemption list is quite lengthy now.
The rich don't need it, $$ gets your own special health care.
The poor wont pay for it.
So guess who pays...
If you don't get subsidized, you're gonna pay through the nose for ObamaCare.
Unsubsidized = middle class...
The only criteria for a good plan to a Liberal is that somebody else pays for it.

    December 4, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  8. GOP = Greed Over People

    This is so tedious.

    The percentage of "invincibles" signing up on the CA exchange is exactly equal to their percentage in the general population,

    The percentage of "invincibles" signing up on the KY exchange is even higher than their percentage in the general population.

    P.S. And for those wondering, my subsidy amount which was calculated by Healthcare,gov and also verified eligibility for said subsidy was 445.00 per month for a total monthly premium of 645.94 for a Humana Gold plan.

    The 445.00 is also the amount the company cannot accept yet, as payment, because 3 years is apparently not enough time for a private sector company to code a bridge program.

    December 4, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
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