HHS Chief Rallies Docs to Boost ObamaCare Enrollment

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is calling on thousands of family physicians across the country to boost ObamaCare sign-ups, less than one month before open enrollment begins.

“We’re going to need your help and your support just as much as we did last year, if not more,” Burwell said in prepared remarks to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

“We hope you’ll encourage [your patients] to stay covered, and we hope you’ll encourage any uninsured patients to go ahead and take that important step and get covered,” she said.

The second year of ObamaCare enrollment will begin Nov. 15 and continue for three months — far less time for people to purchase coverage than last fall. The shorter enrollment period has piled on pressure for the Obama administration to re-enroll people who signed up last year, in addition to reaching the millions of Americans who remain uninsured.