January health insurance sign-ups meet goal

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 4:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — January marked the first time since new health insurance markets opened last fall that a national monthly enrollment target was met, even though states are having varying success getting people to sign up.

The administration said Wednesday about 1 million people signed up for private insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law in January, extending a turnaround from when a dysfunctional website frustrated consumers.

An Associated Press analysis found that most states are still lagging when it comes to sign-ups under the health care law, and their success in getting those sign-ups could help determine if the White House reaches its unofficial goal of having 7 million signed up by the end of March.

Nearly 3.3 million people signed up from Oct. 1 through Feb. 1.

Print
Email
|