News Headlines Article sign-ups ahead of last year — but with fewer newcomers
Washington Post

Compared with a year ago, more Americans signed up for health plans during the opening week of the enrollment season on the federal insurance exchange, although the number of first-time customers lagged.

About 553,000 consumers chose insurance plans through between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7, according to federal figures.

That volume is almost 20 percent greater than during the first week of enrollment in 2014.