The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov came to a close last week. And at the end of this month, open enrollment in many of the states that run their own marketplaces will close.
As of Jan. 11, the most recent date for which the government has data, roughly 15.9 million people have purchased health plans through the federal HealthCare.gov insurance exchange or those run by the states.
The Biden administration is touting this record-high enrollment as a major victory. “Thanks to President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra said, “four out of five HealthCare.gov enrollees can find coverage for $10 or less.”