ProPublica: Federal Health Insurance Exchange Activity Remains High

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Andres Cuartas (L) sits with Mercedes Mujica an agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as he purchases a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 31, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Today is the last day for the first yearly sign-up period and Sunshine Life and Health saw a wait of four hours or more for people to see a health insurance advisor. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The number of people signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act was about 5 million on April 19, the end of the open-enrollment period.

Though media coverage of the numbers has faded since then, a new report by ProPublica shows there have been 1 million transactions since then — an unexpectedly high number.

Charles Ornstien of ProPublica joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss what these numbers mean for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.


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