More than 2 million new people have enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges this year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, a reflection of demand spurred by the pandemic and new subsidies enacted by Democrats.
About 1.5 million people have enrolled in the federal exchanges, and 500,000 have enrolled in the exchanges run by the states, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra reported in a press briefing Wednesday.
The enrollments have occurred during the special enrollment period from Feb. 15 to Aug. 15 that the Biden administration opened due to the pandemic.
“Families across our country have faced extraordinary circumstances due to COVID-19,” Becerra said. “The pandemic has illustrated that it is more important than ever to have the right health coverage.”
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