Obamacare enrollment has surged, according to multiple reports, although official figures haven’t yet been released.
Over 200,000 Americans selected a plan on Nov. 1 when open enrollment started, says The Chicago Tribune — more than double last year’s opening day count — and over 1 million visited HealthCare.gov, a 33 percent increase.
Officials for state exchanges also said figures were higher than expected, according to The Washington Post.
With uncertainty over the health law’s future and decreased promotion (outreach budget was cut by 90 percent), many predicted a signup drop: Standard & Poor’s forecast up to 1.6 million fewer than last year. Open enrollment ends Dec. 15.