More than 4.2 million have signed up for US health insurance on Affordable Care Act exchangesBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2140 (Published 14 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2140
- Michael McCarthy
As of 1 March over 4.2 million people had enrolled in health insurance plans through the online health insurance exchanges created by the US Affordable Care Act.1
Eligible uninsured people have until 31 March to enroll in a plan for coverage in 2014 or they will face a tax penalty of $95 (£57; €68) per person, or 1% of household income.
Enrollment, which began on 1 October last year, got off to a slow start, largely due to technical glitches with state and federal websites …