Whitehouse reports record number of Americans signed up for health insurance

Jan. 27, 2022

President Biden announced Wednesday, January 26, 2022, that since November 1st, 14.5 million Americans have signed up for quality, affordable health coverage, including more than 10 million who enrolled through HealthCare.gov—the highest numbers ever produced in an open enrollment period.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that one in seven uninsured Americans got covered between the end of 2020 and September 2021, with lower-income Americans gaining coverage at the highest rate.

According to Biden the American Rescue Plan did more to lower costs and expand access to healthcare than any action since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. It made quality coverage more affordable, with families saving an average of $2,400 on their annual premiums, and four out of five consumers finding quality coverage for under $10 a month.

For Americans who live in California, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington, DC—places with their own health insurance marketplaces—the opportunity to secure that peace of mind extends through January 31st.

Whitehouse briefing