The rate of signups for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, continues to increase, with more than 4 million people signing up so far. Yesterday alone, Obamacare boasted its biggest day with more than 600,000 people registering for insurance.
With President-elect Trump describing the legislation as a “disaster,” many proponents of the bill say it’s “remarkable” that open enrollment was such a success.
The deadline for open enrollment has now been extended until December 19.
Taking health care coverage away from people is easy.
Creating coverage for people is hard. We did the hard.
— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) December 16, 2016
Big ACA enrollment numbers are remarkable given the political noise, uncertainty about the future of the law, and lack of public attention. https://t.co/NOM4rn1Uf8
— Larry Levitt (@larry_levitt) December 16, 2016