Vermont has had 631 people sign up for insurance through its state-run Obamacare exchange as of yesterday morning.
After withholding enrollment numbers that they’d promised to release, Vermont Health Connect told local station WCAX Tuesday that a total 631 Green Mountain Staters have selected health-insurance plans. They haven’t entirely completed enrollment, though: Vermont Health Connect spokeswoman Emily Yahr told NRO that the enrollees haven’t paid for the coverage; premium processing won’t begin until November. Vermonters will need to pay before mid December for plans to kick in on New Year’s Day.
When the website launched on October 1, Vermont Health Connect said it would release daily updates on the number of visitors, accounts created, and sign-ups. Two consecutive updates didn’t provide such numbers, though, so WCAX contacted the exchange and was told information would only be released on Mondays and Fridays, because daily updates would not give Vermonters accurate trends to follow
When WCAX ran a story about the issue yesterday, officials released the number of sign-ups.