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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:19 PM

New Enrollees in Obamacare Exceed Half a Million

Source: New York Times

More than a half-million Americans have signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage during the first six weeks of a special open enrollment period that the Biden administration started in February.

The new enrollment figures, released Wednesday morning by the Department of Health and Human Services, suggest there is strong demand for health coverage during the pandemic. They also show the health law starting to reach a more diverse population: 17 percent of enrollees during this six-week period identified as Black, an increase from 11 percent in recent years.

The federal marketplace is also showing a slight increase in enrollees who have earnings just above the federal poverty line.

Sign-ups this year are more than double that of the equivalent periods in 2019 and 2020, when only those who met certain criteria having lost coverage at work, for example, or moved to a new state were allowed to enroll. The Biden administration is allowing all Americans to purchase Obamacare coverage through Aug. 15 because of the national health emergency.

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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:34 PM

1. Anyone know? I got an email saying something about tax credit in relief bill will drop

my cost. I am going to mess with it later today.

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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:53 PM

2. Current enrollees should reenroll to reduce their premiums

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