Some 2.8 million people signed up for health insurance during a special enrollment period, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. There are now 12.2 million people enrolled in “Obamacare,” or the Affordable Care Act, in federal and state marketplaces, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, in addition to over 82 million people enrolled with Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Most of the people who utilized the special period signed up through, according to government statistics. Approximately 738,000 signed up through state marketplaces across 15 states. California, Connecticut, Washington, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont are continuing special periods through the end of the year. President Joe Biden ordered the national special period because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It lasted from Feb. 15 to Aug. 15. The largest states saw the highest enrollment numbers, led by 542,067 Floridians and 416,987 Texans. The enrollment numbers were …


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