The rate at which individuals are signing up for health insurance is increasing as open enrollment comes to a close this weekend, senior HHS officials said Wednesday while announcing the latest enrollment figures.
Last week, 275,676 signed up for coverage on HealthCare.gov, up from the roughly 100,000 who have been signing up in an average week, they said. In total, 7.7 million people have signed up or re-enrolled in coverage on HealthCare.gov as of Feb. 6, nine days before the Feb. 15 deadline.
HHS did not provide an updated count of how many people had signed up or were automatically re-enrolled through state-based exchanges. Last week officials said that tally exceeded 2.4 million.