Health Insurance Sign Ups Increasing

“For the first time since the federal and state health-insurance marketplaces opened early last fall, the number of people who signed up for coverage exceeded the government’s expectations for the month in January, bringing the overall total to about 3.3 million.

Across the country, nearly 1.2 million people enrolled in health plans last month through the new insurance exchanges — more than federal officials had envisioned when they compiled monthly targets late last summer, weeks before the sign-ups began.

Washington Post

Two things occur to me: if you don’t get health insurance who is going to pay the costs should the good-health fairy-dust not fall on you? If the GOP wins enough seats in 2016 and follows up with their zeal to roll back the Federally enabled insurance markets, will there be blood in the streets as people are stripped of coverage?

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