Obama Enrollment Continues To Surge
Over 2.1 million Americans signed up in last three months of 2013
WASHINGTON — More than 2.1 million Americans signed up for health insurance in the last three months of 2013 through new online marketplaces created by President Obama's health law, as a December surge in enrollment helped the initiative recover from its disastrous launch.
But the enrollment numbers, released in a government report Monday, lag the Obama administration targets.
The data also suggest the marketplaces are still far more popular among older consumers, a trend that threatens to push up premiums unless more young, healthy Americans sign up for insurance.