Connecticut: 96K QHPs; will easily hit their target, very likely to hit mine
This isn't a formal press release, but according to NBC Connecticut, Access Health CT has enrolled "more than 96,000" people into Qualified Health Plans (QHPs). The article ran yesterday, so presumably the number is current as of February 2nd at the latest:
Connecticut residents signing up for health insurance through Access Health CT must enroll by Feb. 15 or face a potential tax penalty from the federal government.
"We're on track to hit our [enrollment] goals," said Access Health CT's acting CEO, Jim Wadleigh.
The state's health care marketplace aims to sign up 100,000 private citizens during the current enrollment period. With less than two weeks left, more than 96,000 residents have signed up for qualifying health plans.
About 30,000 of them are new sign-ups, Wadleigh said, adding that all avenues for enrollment have been successful.
The prior tally from Connecticut was 91,139 as of January 17th, so this sounds about right. That's an additional 4,861 over 16 days at most, or 304 per day, during what should be the slowest patch of the enrollment period (which should be ramping up bigtime starting on Monday the 9th).
To reach my target (114K), Connecticut will have to average about 1,400 per day, which should be doable with a decent final surge.