by Christopher Holt, Conor Ryan
American Action Forum
May 05, 2014
Thursday afternoon, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released enrollment data for the entire open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplaces, including a 19 day Special Enrollment Period (SEP) after March 31st. As of April 19th, 8.02 million individuals enrolled in health insurance coverage through the state and federally run exchanges, surpassing the administration’s goal of 7 million enrollees. Enrollment will continue to slowly climb, as some states are permitting enrollment into the summer. The following is the American Action Forum’s monthly analysis of the enrollment data released by HHS, evaluating the numbers in the context of possible enrollment trends and the administration’s goals.