In it, but not of it. TPM DC
An anonymous official at HHS also told the Post that more than 1 million people visited HeathCare.gov on the enrollment period’s opening day, a more than 30 percent increase in traffic compared with 2016.
Officials at state exchanges reported an uptick as well.
The early numbers are a surprise—contradicting the common wisdom that the Trump administration’s decision to cut the length of the open enrollment period in half, slash funding for outreach by 90 percent and repeatedly declare the Affordable Care Act “dead” in public speeches would sow confusion about the status of the law and depress enrollment nationwide.
HHS told TPM that it does plan to release signup data “snapshots” during open enrollment, but would not confirm when the first reports will be released.