Washington Post: With the Obamacare enrollment window closing, HealthCare.gov activity picks up

Washington Post: With the Obamacare enrollment window closing, HealthCare.gov activity picks up

By Jason Millman

Nearly 7.75 million people have so far signed up for 2015 health plans through HealthCare.gov, as activity on the Web site picks up just days before the end of the Affordable Care Act’s second-ever enrollment period, Obama administration officials reported Wednesday.
Traffic to the federal government’s health insurance Web site, which is running much more smoothly this year, was up 58 percent Wednesday morning compared to the same time last week, according to Obama administration officials overseeing the health insurance marketplaces. About 275,000 people signed up through the Web site between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6 — the most recent week of data available — making it one of the busiest enrollment weeks in the past two months.
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