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Young Invincibles Cheers Nearing of 7 Million Exchange-Based Enrollments Milestone


March 31, 2014

Contact: Colin Seeberger,, 214.223.2913

Young Invincibles Cheers Nearing of 7 Million Exchange-Based Enrollments Milestone

Despite Early Technical Malfunctions, Number of Exchange-Based Enrollment Signups Projected to Reach Original CBO Projection Target

[WASHINGTON]—This evening, the Associated Press reported that enrollments were on track to reach about 7 million consumers on the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchanges. The Congressional Budget Office initially estimated that 7 million Americans would enroll through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges by the end of the first Open Enrollment period. After significant technical malfunctions at the time of the launch of the insurance exchanges, the CBO released a new estimate of 6 million sign ups by March 31, 2014.

Jennifer Mishory, Deputy Director of Young Invincibles, released the following statement:

“Over the past few days, we’ve seen an amazing surge in enrollment. Millions have signed up for quality coverage, coverage which cannot be dropped when people need it.  Millions have greater consumer protections than ever before. And no one can be discriminated against based on health status. But as the final consumers complete their application during this open enrollment period, our work still is not done.  We will continue our education efforts as young adults, who are more likely to experience a qualifying life event, get access to the quality, affordable coverage they need during special enrollment periods.”


Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to amplifying the voices of young adults, ages 18 to 34, and expanding economic opportunity for our generation. Young Invincibles ensures that young adults are represented in today’s most pressing societal debates through cutting-edge policy research and analysis, and innovative campaigns designed to educate, inform and mobilize our generation to change the status quo.