These health plans might be on their way out shortly — but folks certainly keep purchasing them.
More than 1 million individuals chosen an Obamacare insurance plan sold for 2017 coverage, a small uptick in the signup rate on the large national wellness market in the first two weeks compared with last year, officials said.
That market that serves residents of 39 states, HealthCare.gov, found a huge upsurge of plan choices from Election Day, Nov. 9, to last Friday. During that three-day span, more than 300,000 individuals chosen a strategy on HealthCare.gov. For a plan collection to be official, their first month’s premium must be paid by an individual.
“And we’re encouraging all Americans who want health insurance for 2017 to see HealthCare.gov or their state market and take a look at their choices.”
Most of the individuals who picked a strategy on HealthCare.gov were consumers who were renewing their coverage.
Of the 1,008,218 individuals who picked a strategy in the first two weeks of registration, a total of 761,785 were from renewals. New were the staying 246,433 customers.
During tally same period last year, according was not 53,000 tally the complete tally for the first 12 days of registration to officials.
During the year, most Americans must have some type of health coverage — such as through an individual plan, Medicare, Medicaid or work — under the Affordable Care Act or face a possible tax fee.
That mandate is anticipated to remain in effect as it is going to take time for the Republican Congress and Trump to repeal Obamacare, if this’s what they replace it with other provisions, and wind up doing, as the president elect has suggested he’ll.