Roughly 3 million people have now signed up for private health plans through the state and federal exchanges, the CMS announced Friday.
That's more than 40% of the Obama administration's goal of 7.2 million enrollments by the close of the open enrollment period on March 31.
After the disastrous October rollout of the federal HealthCare.gov website and similar problems with some state exchanges, enrollments have picked up significantly in the ensuing months. Fewer than 400,000 people signed up for coverage through the online marketplaces in October and November. But 1.8 million individuals selected coverage in the first four weeks of December. Since then, another 800,000 individuals have selected health plans.