April 09, 2021
News: Biden Administration Announces 500,000 New HealthCare.gov Sign-Ups
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials announced on Wednesday that, between mid-February and the end of March, more than 500,000 Americans had signed up for coverage on HealthCare.gov, the federal at the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace for people buying insurance on their own.
That time frame corresponds with the first six weeks of a special enrollment period that the Biden administration created to expand access to health coverage. Normally, enrollment at HealthCare.gov is limited to the last few weeks of the calendar year, but in 2021 the general enrollment period will extend until August 15.
“Having HHS promote a smooth enrollment in the ACA makes an enormous difference in people’s lives,” said Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance. “Having an Administration that wants to expand health coverage is critical.”