Obama says more than 500,000 bought plans on HealthCare.gov so far in December

WASHINGTON Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:33pm EST

U.S. President Barack Obama holds his year-end news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, December 20, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama holds his year-end news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, December 20, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday more than half a million Americans enrolled in health insurance plans under Obamacare using the HealthCare.gov website during the first three weeks of December.

That brings the total enrollments through state and federal marketplaces to more than 1 million people to date, based on rough estimates of updated state and federal data, senior administration officials said.

(Reporting by Steve Holland, Roberta Rampton, Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Chris Reese)

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Just dong some quick math here… if December more than doubled November’s total, and November more than doubled October’s total, we looking at about:

1+ million enrollees in January
~2.5 enrollees in February
~5 million enrollees in March

For a total of around 10 million enrolled by the April deadline, well exceeding the target of 7 million. Not bad Obamacare, not bad.

Dec 20, 2013 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jim_Dandy wrote:
I tried to find a reputable news site to see the numbers finding none and given his history I wouldn’t trust the mouth of President Obama.

Dec 22, 2013 8:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
HarryAZ wrote:
Obama fell victim to the fiction that Computers are the panacea that fix everything. We have seen booth Bill Gates and Steve Jobs on stage when new software of their companies crashed totally. New software has always been a potential knife edge. Every day we hear about some giant company Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo, Google having failures of their systems.

Dec 22, 2013 1:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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