Washington, DC — Today, California reported a surge in new enrollees in their state exchange. A 41 percent increase in new enrollees lead to an overall enrollment of 1.5 million people. According to reporting in Politico, state officials “attributed the surge in new enrollments to additional state insurance subsidies, California’s restoration of the individual mandate and a robust marketing campaign.” In response to the successful open enrollment in California, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach released the following statement: 

“California’s enrollment numbers are a shining example of what happens when you actually promote the Affordable Care Act. Imagine how many more people would have coverage across the country if the Trump administration didn’t actively sabotage the law.” 

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Health Care Sabotage Tracker