Chart of the Day: Obamacare Enrollment Up Sharply on Federal Exchange

The latest HHS report on Obamacare is out, and by interpolating the data on page 3 we can figure out how many people who have successfully selected a health care plan via the federal website since it opened in October. Here are the approximate numbers for signups per week:

Not bad. There was a big jump at the end of November, and continued growth in the Thanksgiving/Black Friday week after that. That said, these numbers still need to grow substantially. At this point in the game, the enrollment rate needs to start pushing 200,000 per week or so on the federal exchange in order to meet the overall enrollment goals set for March of next year. There’s still lots of work ahead.


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