Obamacare Sign-ups Surge Due to ‘Unprecedented Demand’

The Hill: More than 1.3 million people signed up for ObamaCare plans in the week leading up to a key December deadline, a demand that federal health officials have called “unprecedented.”

Nearly 40 percent of those who signed up are new customers, a sign that uninsured people have paid attention to the Dec. 15 deadline to get insurance and avoid a penalty next year.

The 1.3 million figure reflects data from Dec. 12. That means the busiest days of traffic were not counted in the tally.

The early enrollment figures are far above the administration’s goal of adding 900,000 new customers for the entire signup season, which lasts through Jan 31.

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