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Texas Leads Nation in Sign-Ups...Almost (Updated)

**Note: the original TX Tribune story reported Texas having the highest total of enrollees in the federal exchange. They have since updated their story; we've corrected ours below, as well.**

While Rick Perry and Greg Abbott are busy trying to block Texans access to healthcare, 14,000 Texans have signed up online for the federal marketplace - among the highest in the country. According to the updated Texas Tribune story

Texas has the second-highest number of people who have purchased health plans through the embattled online insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, according to enrollment figures for October and November released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

These numbers are encouraging because they are approximately 4 times higher than the entire month of October:

The number of people who purchased coverage in the federal marketplace, which has been riddled with technical problems, was four times higher in November than in October: 137,204 people, including 14,000 Texans, had purchased coverage there as of the end of November, whereas only 27,000 people, including 3,000 Texans, had purchased coverage there at the end of October. 

So while Gregg Abbot keeps frivolously suing the federal government trying block healthcare access to literally millions of Texans, Texans are beginning to wise up and realize that they now have greater ease and access to healthcare options than ever before, no thanks to any Texas Republican.

Check out this important video explaining the new marketplace and the original goals of the Affordable Care Act: