HHS expects 13.8M to sign up for insurance plans during enrollment period

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Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says HHS expects 13.8 million people to have selected a Health Insurance Marketplace plan by the end of the 2017 open enrollment period.

The Health Insurance Marketplace opens Nov. 1 for its fourth open enrollment, offering every American to sign up for health coverage. The window closes on Jan. 31.

Burwell said Wednesday that 20 million more Americans have coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and the nation’s uninsured rate is the lowest in history.