ACA Magnifying GlassWith just afew days left in the signup period for consumers purchasing healthinsurance through the government's Healthcare.gov platform,enrollment numbers continue to lag behind last year.

In the past week, 1,005,673 people enrolled in a health insuranceplan, bringing this year's running total up to3,882,671–approximately 250,000 less than the same time lastyear.

Those numbers are expected to benefit from the usual last-minutesurge in signups, as well as the carryover of millions of Americanswho purchased a plan in 2019 and will be auto-enrolled in a newplan for 2020.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.