Signups for health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act continued to surge this month amid anxiety about the future of the law under President-elect Donald Trump, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The flood of people signing up since enrollment began Nov. 1 surpassed 1 million on Saturday, outpacing enrollment from last year, new data show.
The signups, which accelerated after last week’s election, highlight anew the high stakes in the coming battle over repealing Obamacare, which Trump and his congressional allies have pledged to do early next year.
More than 300,000 people selected plans Nov. 9-11, the health agency reported. That post-election period also coincided with stepped-up outreach efforts.
“The American people are demonstrating how much they continue to want and need the coverage...