Texas Leads Nation in Healthcare.gov 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:
Check out this important video explaining the new marketplace and the original goals of the Affordable Care Act: