We're talking about the target of 7 million signups by the end of March.
With all the website problems and the efforts of the right to quash the program, Obamacare is well on its way to 6 million signups and there's a chance that April 1 may show the full 7 million is a done deal.
Less than a week ago, the administration said 4.2 million had signed up for coverage through the end of February, meaning that about 800,000 people have enrolled so far in March.
That’s good news for the Obama administration; the number of enrollments had fallen from 1.1 million in January to 942,000 in February.
The numbers come with less than two weeks left in open enrollment. It seems increasingly unlikely that the administration will hit the original Congressional Budget Office projections of enrolling 7 million people between October and March.
That projection was reduced to 6 million following the early troubles with HealthCare.gov, and officials have sought to temper expectations since the botched rollout essentially shaved two months off the six-month open enrollment period.
But the administration has long said it expects enrollment to spike near the March 31 deadline, and with Monday’s data, the goal of 6 million sign-ups appears to be within reach. ...TheHill
Glitch is inevitable? The glitch, if any, will come from the totals of those who have actually paid their first month's premium.
Still, the number of people who have actually purchased coverage is likely significantly lower. Analysts estimate that as many as 20 percent of enrollees haven’t paid their first month's premium, meaning that roughly 1 million of the 5 million do not have insurance coverage. ...TheHill