Approximately 4 million Americans have now signed up for coverage through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges, the Obama administration said Tuesday.
That’s a significant jump from the enrollment numbers officials released earlier this month: Just under 3.3 million people had selected coverage through the end of January.
A full enrollment report for February will be released in mid-March, officials said.
“With individuals and families enrolling in coverage every day, we continue to see strong demand nationwide from consumers who want access to quality, affordable coverage,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Marilyn Tavenner wrote in a blog post Tuesday.
“Our outreach efforts are in full force with community partners and local officials participating in hundreds of events each week and enrollment assistors are helping more and more people enroll in coverage,” she continued.
The announcement comes with just five weeks remaining in open enrollment. Despite the jump in enrollments, the number still falls short of the administration’s initial projections of having 7 million Americans enrolled this year.