Obamacare enrollees turn out to be more aggressive shoppers than many experts had predicted.
Last week, with the scheduled end of open enrollment for 2015, the Obama administration announced that nearly 9 million people had signed up for private insurance through HealthCare.gov, the website that the federal government operates on behalf of 37 states. On Tuesday, the administration released some details on who these people are — and how their insurance choices this year compare to what they chose last year.
Of course, the majority of HealthCare.gov customers, old and new, could lose their insurance altogether later this year, if the Supreme Court rules in favor of a challenge to the federal government’s authority to distribute Obamacare’s financial assistance in states that rely on the federally run site. Oral arguments in that case, King v. Burwell, will take place next Wednesday.