Study Finds HealthCare.gov Better at Enrolling Customers

Despite its rocky launch, the federal health insurance exchange did better than the exchanges run by individual states at both enrolling new people in Obamacare and hanging onto previous enrollees, according to a recent analysis.

Despite its rocky launch, the federal health insurance exchange did better than the exchanges run by individual states at both enrolling new people in Obamacare and hanging onto previous enrollees during the 2015 open enrollment period that ended in February, according to a recent analysis.

Enrollment for 2015 on the federal exchange increased by 61% over 2014, to 8.8 million. On the state-based exchanges, enrollment increased 12%, to 2.8 million, according to the analysis by the consulting firm Avalere Health. In addition, the federal exchange re-enrolled 78% of its enrollees from the previous year, while the state-based exchanges re-enrolled 69%.

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