'Weekend Wave' Brings ACA Health Care Enrollment To 5M

Law360, Los Angeles (March 17, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT) -- A “weekend wave” of Affordable Care Act sign-ups has helped boost the number of federal- and state-based marketplace enrollees from 4.2 million at the end of last month to more than 5 million, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokeswoman said Monday.

According to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, the last few days have seen the most consumers signing up for new coverage since December, with the ACA call center taking more than 198,000 calls on Thursday and recording 130,000-plus calls over the weekend.

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