More than 3.3 mln signed up to Obamacare health plans

More than 3.3 million Americans had signed up for new insurance plans by the end of last month under President Barack Obama's troubled signature health care law, officials said Wednesday.

The administration also reported a slight increase in the proportion of younger people signing up for coverage—an important factor as young healthy people are needed to bankroll coverage for older, sicker patients.

"It is very, very encouraging news, we are seeing a healthy growth in enrollment," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The launch of the new law, a centerpiece of Obama's presidential legacy, was hampered by failures of the federal website set up to offer new plans to Americans.

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Options set for those lacking new health coverage

Dec 20, 2013

People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law.

Recommended for you

With kids in school, parents can work out

12 hours ago

(HealthDay)—Back-to-school time provides an opportunity for parents to develop an exercise plan that fits into the family schedules, an expert suggests.

Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

15 hours ago

The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance ...

Use a rule of thumb to control how much you drink

16 hours ago

Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half glass of wine limits the likelihood of overconsumption, even for men with a higher body mass index. That's the finding of a new Iowa State and Cornell University ...

User comments