Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment - U.S.

Jimmy 3x3 | 6 Views | 2017-12-06T15:55:39+00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year’s numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

FILE PHOTO: A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, U.S., October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said 823,180 people signed up for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance in the 39 states that use the federal government website for the week ended Dec. 2, up from 504,181 people in the previous week. About 3.6 million people so far have signed up for Obamacare plans using the federal website.

Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Read Full News Here