600,000 people have already scored Obamacare

600,000 people have already scored Obamacare

600,000 people who have signed up for Obamacare, deny the repeated statements of President Donald trump that the program is «dead» and «finished».

According to official figures, for first four days , more than 600,000 people have signed up for the Obamacare program. This number is significantly higher than last year. Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that 464 140 people have already upgraded their insurance, the program has added 137, 322 new client. And it is only those who used the portal HealthCare.gov that serves 39 States. The registration period this year will be significantly reduced – only 45 days. Recall that in 2016 for the first 12 days Healthcare.gov Obamacare issued 1 008 281 people. In General, the registration lasted for 3 months.

600,000 people have already scored Obamacare

However, experts urge not to give too much importance to the figures of the first days. «We should not rely on these data because we have five weeks, and we need to have registered as many people as possible,» said Lori Lodes, co-founder of Get Covered America, the campaign for client registration.

Sabrina Corlette, research Professor of the Georgetown Center on health insurance reforms, says that «a lot of people want and need good quality medicine, affordable insurance, and no policy that will not change».

We will remind that earlier the President’s administration has cut the advertising budget in 90 %, reduced customer service and cut away partial compensation of expenses.

Experts believe one of the possible reasons for the increase in registration rates that the President’s ban has attracted more attention to the program. «Last year the administration of the President forced the people to worry, because it was about health care, but also attracted more attention to what exactly is Obamacare,» says Lodes.