Just on the first day of enrollment, more than 200,000 people selected a plan for 2018, twice the number as as last year. (Photo: Shuttesrtock)

Cuts in funding to navigators, a lack of advertising, an enrollment period cut in half, curtailed website hours and premium increases caused by Trump administration denials of cost-sharing reductions have not been able to stop initial signups for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

The Hill reports that, according to a number of sources, a record number of people have signed up for ACA coverage in the first few days of open enrollment this year, compared with the number who signed up during the same period in previous years.

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