Visitors Have Enrolled
"It's no surprise that news media organizations are having a difficult time finding anyone who has actually enrolled for health insurance, or that the Obama Administration has been reluctant to share enrollment statistics with the public," writes Millward Brown Digital managing director Matt Pace. According to an analysis by his firm, 99.6 percent of visitors to the online health insurance exchanges failed to purchase insurance during its first week.
According to Millward Brown Digital, a service charged with providing "visibility around consumer activity on the various healthcare exchanges," 11.3 million potential consumers visited state and federal exchanges during the first week of the Affordable Care Act's implementation.
"Among the visitors to healthcare.gov, 5.7 million (or 60% of total visitors to the site) navigated to the individual marketplace landing page where, after selecting their state, they were either directed to continue using the federal site or were redirected to their state-run exchange," Pace writes. "From here 1.3 million left for their state-run exchange, while another 3.7 million attempted to register on healthcare.gov."
Much reporting has focused on this stage of the process, when most users were unable to progress to the next stage in the process. "In the end, just 36,000 consumers, or 1% of all those who attempted to register for the federal exchange, successfully enrolled in Obamacare," Pace writes.
Pace notes that, while the first week was frustrating for ACA supporters, one tough week does not indicate a trend. A revamping of the website and the individual mandate for individuals to have health insurance will likely increase the number of enrollees as the week's progress.
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