Government Closer To Goal Of 9.1M Enrolled Under Health Law

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healThe Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president’s health care law.

The Health and Human Services Department says at least 400,000 people signed up last week. That brought total enrollment in the 37 states served by HealthCare.gov to more than 7.1 million.

National figures should be significantly higher because the federal count doesn’t include major states such as California and New York that are running their own markets.

Florida leads the federal marketplace states, with more than 1.2 million people enrolled. Texas has nearly 920,000.

The administration is expecting a surge near the Feb. 15 sign-up deadline.

The law offers subsidized private coverage to people who don’t have health insurance on the job.

(AP)

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  1. This is what free market capitalism should be!

    Healthcare.gov give more people access to independent and mainly stockholder owned insurance companies who make their own prices.

    There are over 25 percent more issuers participating in the Marketplace in 2015. These insurance companies like Obamacare.

    the average cost across all U.S. counties for a benchmark “silver” policy rose only 2 percent.

    The new law has extended health insurance coverage to millions. The percentage of people without health insurance fell to 12.2 percent of the population during the first six months of 2014, down from 14.4 percent during 2013. The people like it.

    And it will decrease our deficit by $109 billion in the next 10 years. Our grand-kids will like it.

    This is capitalism using a level playing field.

    It works.