Over 8 Million Americans Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Through the Marketplaces

The Obama Administration estimates that over 8 million Americans have enrolled in private health insurance through the marketplaces, surpassing the target goal of 7 million. Information is not yet available on whether or not these individuals were previously uninsured or whether they had paid their first premiums. The Arc recently joined other advocacy organizations in requesting that HHS make available other demographic information, such as disability status, when releasing future enrollment information.