Newsweek reported that enrollment for health insurance under ObamaCare is healthy with less than a month to go in the current sign-up period, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency. That brings the total number of enrollees in this period to 2.3 million, which is almost 900,000 people — or 64 percent — more than the number of customers who signed up during the first four weeks of enrollment in 2016, according to CNBC. The figures included more than 566,000 new consumers and 1.7 million renewals, with total Healthcare.gov users exceeding 8.1 million.
The current enrollment period ends December 15. Americans have much less time to sign up than in the past. The Trump administration is deliberately making the HealthCare.gov portal unavailable at key times to discourage participation.