According to the Obama administration, more than 1 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the government’s revamped website, Healthcare.gov. When this number is combined with the numbers from state-run markets, experts predict total enrollment will be at about 2 million, two-thirds of the original goal. The majority of enrollees signed up in December, after the technical problems on Healthcare.gov were fixed.
However, this number does not accurately represent a full accounting for the country because the federal website serves only 36 states. The results from the 14 states running their own exchanges have yet to be calculated.
The administration is now mostly concerned with keeping the momentum going for the sign-ups and addressing any issues that could arise when the newly enrolled try to use their insurance for the first time.
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