Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, almost 7.3 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform, which includes the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), State Partnership Marketplaces and supported State-Based Marketplaces. - HHS7.3 million selected a plan or were re-enrolled.
Sounds a lot like the stimulus reports about jobs created or saved.
Selecting a plan does not mean actually applying for coverage. Nor does it mean the premium was paid. In DC-speak it means window shopping.
The same is true for the automatic re-enrollment.
Until you actually PAY for your policy you don't have coverage.
Isn't it odd how they fail to count the number of people that actually LOST health insurance because of Obamacare?