New federal data, obtained by ProPublica under the Freedom of Information Act, shows nearly 1 million insurance transactions since mid-April
By Charles Ornstein
ProPublica, July 23, 2014
This story was co-published with NPR’s “Shots” blog.
For months, journalists and politicians fixated on the number of people signing up for health insurance through the federal exchange created as part of the Affordable Care Act.
It turned out that more than 5 million people signed up using Healthcare.gov by April 19, the end of the open-enrollment period.
But perhaps more surprising is that, according to federal data released Wednesday to ProPublica, there have been nearly 1 million transactions on the exchange since then.
There have been nearly 1 million transactions on the exchange since the end of the open enrollment period.
The volume of these transactions was a jolt even for those who have watched the rollout of the ACA most closely. Continue reading