The White House announced Tuesday that 11.4 million people across the United States signed up for health insurance or renewed their plans during the 2015 enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.
More than 1 million people enrolled for private health care coverage under President Barack Obama’s law during the last nine days until the Feb. 15 deadline, the White House said in a statement and video posted to Facebook. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell added that the final day was the biggest open enrollment day for new consumers, this year or last.
“The Affordable Care Act is working,” Obama says in the video. “It’s working a little better than we anticipated.”
The administration’s preliminary estimate could change, the Associated Press reports, as the White House has offered those who started but didn’t finish applications before the deadline until Feb. 22 to do so. Conversely, the number could fall if any enrollees don’t pay their part of the premiums.
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