It is almost the end of 2013, and I am sure that most of us are sick and tired of hearing about the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as "Obamacare") with all of the woes that the registration website HealthCare.gov has encountered these past few months. Nevertheless, hope for Obamacare is in sight, because its registration count recently reached a remarkable milestone.
According to Time Magazine, Obamacare reached a little under one million registrations within most of December alone. The reason why the registration count for Obamacare is this high is due to the recent repairs to the main registration website itself. With the Obamacare sign-up numbers being this high for December, the totals for the past few months have been on the upswing as well. In October, there were 27,000 registrants, and 137,000 in November, as observed by the Federal Health Care Marketplace.
Even though one million registrations have been completed for Obamacare, President Barack Obama's administration had hoped for a higher number to have been achieved by now. According to Time, the Obama administration had hoped that the number of registrants for Obamacare would have been at 3.3 million by the end of the year. The Obama administration is still hopeful, and if you are still interested in Obamacare and want to register, please be sure to sign up by January 1st.
Want to be covered on January 1st? Better get shopping: http://t.co/krjIIAHV6h
— Obamacare (@obamacare) December 22, 2013
White House officials have yet to release the registration counts for the 14 states that manage their own healthcare exchanges; however, the Obama administrations remains optimistic and forecasts that 7 million Americans will register prior to the first-year open enrollment period that ends in March.
With the registration numbers being so high, many Americans have already encountered success and benefits by registering with Obamacare, and have shared their experiences on Twitter.
As of Jan 1 I'll be fully covered by health insurance again. No more "no" because of a pre-existing condition. Thank you ACA. #GetCovered
— Cheryl Harris (@cdh111) December 23, 2013
Just signed up for ACA healthcare while drinking my morning coffee. Same plan, 93% cheaper. Happy holidays to me.
— Jill K. Robinson (@dangerjr) December 22, 2013
— Sharon Burton (@sharonburton) December 22, 2013
Just paid my first month of my ACA health insurance, which is 150 less a month than my current. Thank you @CoveredCA. So stoked.
— Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) December 18, 2013
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