As of December 26, 2014, HHS reported that 6.5 million consumers have obtained health insurance coverage from HealthCare.gov, bringing the total number of enrollees in federal and state exchanges to over 7 million. Of the enrollees, over 4 million people in both federal and state exchanges were newly registered.
According to a Medicare report, 87% of people who selected health insurance plans through HealthCare.gov starting January 1 were eligible for financial assistance to lower their monthly premiums. Further, 33% of the enrollees were under 35 years of age.
HHS urges consumers to sign up for health insurance coverage starting February 1, 2015, before the January 15 deadline. Consumers that had their coverage automatically renewed have until the end of open enrollment (February 15) to make a change to their insurance coverage.