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1.5 Million Americans Sign Up For Obamacare In First 11 Days, Despite Trump’s Ad Budget Cuts

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1.5 Million Americans Sign Up For Obamacare In First 11 Days, Despite Trump’s Ad Budget Cuts





Despite President Trump’s best efforts to sabotage ObamaCare by slashing the healthcare law’s promotion budget by 90 percent, nearly 1.5 million Americans signed up for ObamaCare in the first 11 days of enrollment — 500,000 more than signed up in the same period last year.

According to the latest signup numbers released Wednesday by the Trump administration, 876,788 people signed up for plans in week two of open enrollment, which began on Nov. 5 and ended Nov. 11.

In the first week, which spanned from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4, 601,462 people signed up for plans.

One million people had signed up for Obamacare plans by the end of the second week of open enrollment last year.




In the first two weeks of open enrollment, 345,719 new consumers have signed up for plans, compared to 246,433 during the same time period last year.

The open enrollment period ends Dec. 15, which is about half as much time as people had to sign up last year.




Trump has repeatedly claimed Obamacare is failing, claiming in a March tweet: “ObamaCare is imploding. It is a disaster and 2017 will be the worst year yet, by far! Republicans will come together and save the day.”

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