With 2.5 Million Signed Up, Administration Declares Obamacare Enrollment a Success

Nearly 2.5 million Americans had selected health care plans on the federal marketplace through Friday, administration officials said Tuesday, portraying the Affordable Care Act’s second open enrollment as a success so far.

More than 1 million of those enrollments were from Dec. 6 to Dec. 12, suggesting a rapid pace that continued over the weekend and into Monday, the final day to sign up in order to have coverage at the beginning of next year.

The administration said it has handled the workload without the kinds of glitches in the first several weeks last year, during Obamacare’s first enrollment period.

“Our call centers and our technology have done their jobs so far,” said Andy Slavitt, a principal deputy administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.