Obamacare Signups Surge After Election Despite Republican Wins Dooming The Program To Extinction

The Hill reports:

The day after Donald Trump’s presidential election victory marked the strongest day of ObamaCare signups in this year’s open enrollment period so far. More than 100,000 people selected plans through HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced.

“Best day yet this Open Enrollment,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell wrote in a tweet. Wednesday marked the first day that the Obama administration actively began marketing its healthcare signup period this year, which began Nov. 1.

Officials at HHS had already planned to expand the program’s outreach following the election, after the candidates’ campaigns no longer clogged the airwaves. Even though the GOP’s wave victory on Election Day likely dooms ObamaCare, the White House has made clear that it plans to forge on with this year’s enrollment period.