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Burwell defended the exchange offerings, and the Affordable Care Act in general, on the Wednesday call, saying she was hoping that discussion of the law would "move from rhetoric to reality, and the reality of what this means to real people across the country".
Trump has promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and Congress is expected to take action in coming weeks to strip away parts of the law.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Wednesday that 6.4 million people signed up for insurance effective January 1, compared to 6 million by this deadline previous year.
Burwell said those who predicted higher premiums would undermine enrollment were proven wrong.
HealthCare.gov sells plans for 39 states while the other states run their own exchanges.
Last year, HHS announced that more than 8.2 million Americans, and almost 178,000 Hoosiers, had either enrolled or been automatically re-enrolled in insurance plans during the November 1-Dec.
Wisconsin's enrollment growth of almost 14 percent was higher than the national one of about 6.7 percent.
President-elect Trump said recently that he wanted to keep the ACA's prohibition against denying coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Enrollment exceeded 170,000 customers on the Washington exchange as of this week, up 13 percent compared to the same time a year ago. Madison saw the lowest increase at 168 percent. Yet the minority who would lose one of those valuable subsidies - about 3% of those low/middle earners - would face the equivalent of a huge tax hike: paying about $6,200 more per year, on average.
Meanwhile, a new report published this week by the Commonwealth Fund shows the percentage of South Carolinians without health insurance dropped from 23 percent in 2013 to 16 percent previous year. In addition, the IRS will be sending people who paid fines for being uninsured a not-too-subtle nudge, reminding them that they can avoid higher penalties for 2017 by signing up now.
During a call with reporters, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said the enrollment numbers indicate Americans are finding plans on HealthCare.gov despite challenges on the federal marketplace, including rising premiums and insurers withdrawing plans. While the surprise presidential election outcome may have been the primary force for changing those expectations, other factors also have fueled enrollment growth this fall, state officials pointed out in interviews. Enrollment in several states, including Virginia, continued to increase despite uncertainty about the future of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. "However, if more people who are now in the market renew their coverage, then that goal could still be achieved".
An official with the investigation said that they "followed the instructions as given and we got in nine out of 10 times".
In June, the Montana Republican Party approved a platform in which it supported the repeal of Obamacare and opposed expansion of Medicaid "to able-bodied adults".
She said 30,000 marketplace customers have contacted call centers after the November election of Donald Trump, anxious they will lose coverage next year.
The enrollment figures provided Wednesday don't include customers who will be automatically re-enrolled in their existing marketplace plans.
Winston has cut down on his mistakes in year two and has benefited from a healthy and productive wide receiver in Mike Evans . Under that scenario, the Redskins would finish, at worst, 9-6-1, while the Bucs and Packers could get to only 9-7.
"I think the United States side, including president-elect Trump and his team is also very clear about [this]". To another burst of laughter, he added "I would expect more of this kind of creativity" from President Trump.
Earlier, police said that a fire raging in a field outside Moshav Rishpon, north of Tel Aviv, was attended to by firefighters. Netanyahu said he spoke with Rama Ben-Zvi, whose popular restaurant in the Jerusalem hills was destroyed by fire.
The Eagles' Ryan Mathews barreled over Baltimore's vaunted defense, running for 128 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown. Wentz has 498 pass attempts and he's on pace to break Donovan McNabb's team record of 571 attempts in a season.
Roberts is the sort of quick, technical player Guardiola enjoys working with, adaptable and clearly confident. With the final group-stage match kicking off tomorrow for MCFC, here are my three things to watch for.
Still, it looks like politicians on both sides of the political aisle are concerned about what a merger of this size could mean. The bipartisan grilling could be a sign that populist attitudes against big mergers may put political pressure on the deal.
HIV medication is so expensive that more than one-third patients seek treatment at the free government ART centres. WHO urges anyone who tests positive for HIV in self-testing to seek confirmatory tests at a health clinic.
Trump during his presidential campaign had targeted China and has vowed to declare the country as a "currency manipulator". Trump, who takes office on January 20, is still considering his choice for secretary of state.
And Penn State did get blown out by MI and lost narrowly to Pittsburgh, though Clemson also fell to the confounding Panthers. Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
Matteo Renzi has arrived at the Quirinal presidential palace in Rome to formally hand in his resignation as Italian premier. Many attributed Mr Renzi's downfall to haughtiness, and to tying his political fate to the outcome of the referendum.
This includes the preparation of derivative works of, or the incorporation of such content into other works. In practice, the island enjoys numerous trappings of a full diplomatic relationship with the US.
Quick, someone tell Santa - there's a storm warning in Ireland
The warning is valid from 9am on Friday Morning until 9am on Saturday morning with winds expected to moderate by Saturday morning. Mr Yousaf said additional staff and specialist equipment would be brought in to deal with winter weather effects on the railways.
Raheem Sterling: Chelsea won't run away with the Premier League
Everton manager Ronald Koeman mocked Wenger for claiming Williams's 86th-minute victor stemmed from an erroneously awarded corner. Arsenal's inability to kill the game off against a rival was simply a case of déjà vu for supporters in the visiting enclosure.
Patriots O-line faces test against Broncos
Justin Forsett - who was signed off the street earlier in the week - paced the team in rushing attempts and rushing yards. It is more hard to run the table in the regular season, as the Patriots did in 2007, than it is to win a Super Bowl.
Matt Terry Crowned This Year's 'X Factor' Winner
Aalto is originally from Finland and won runner-up in Finland's Got Talent in 2007, as well as The Voice in 2012. She lost out to Paradise Oskar's Da da dum by just 6% of the vote in the super final, placing second.
How to minimize fire risks during the holidays
New York City businessman Mark Carr is credited with opening America's first Christmas tree lot in that city in 1851. Locally, recycled trees are sent to processing plants that turn them into compost, which is used in agriculture.
Asian Stocks Climb on Strong Dow Close, US Service Report
BONDS: U.S. government bond prices recovered from a sharp drop earlier in the day and were little changed in afternoon trading. A stronger dollar can serve as a drag for the domestic economy, eroding revenue for companies selling products overseas .
Stafford throws for 341 yards, Lions beat Saints 28-13
Drew Brees let a shotgun snap sail through his hands for a 22-yard loss on the New Orleans Saints' third play against Detroit . Somehow, they managed to come back and win seven of those games - an outcome that had a 0.0025 percent chance of happening.
Did the College Football Playoff pick the four best teams?
The Huskies had three wins against teams ranked in the final College Football Playoff top 20, Penn State had only two. What could provide more consistency, more objectivity while removing much of the subjectivity, is a bigger playoff.
College bowl teams, schedule announced
Recruiting week: Ohio State didn't play in the Big Ten championship, so its coaches put the week to use on the recruiting trail. The Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 bowl games and the over is 5-0 in Tigers last 5 vs. a team with a winning record .
Giants' Victor Cruz: 'I'm not a disgruntled employee'
Mike Tomlin has been working hard at fixing the multiple problems that he said were plaguing the Steelers a few weeks ago. NY finally found the end zone again with 24 seconds to play on Manning's 1-yard toss to Sterling Shepard .
Surging Navy hosts defense-minded Temple in AAC title game
Victor heads to the Sugar Bowl, likely to eviscerate Gus Malzahn's Auburn squad which is likely playing in the Sugar Bowl. Sophomore Zach Abey, who began the season as a third-stringer and had never attempted a pass, came in for Worth.