Sam Baker Nov 15
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Nearly 1.5 million have signed up for ACA coverage in 2 weeks
ACA enrollment is strong. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP

Nearly 1.5 million people have signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov in the first two weeks of this year's open enrollment period — up from just over 1 million at the same point in the last enrollment window. Those results are stronger than many experts anticipated, in light of the Trump administration's cuts to enrollment outreach.

Between the lines: Most of those consumers — about 77% — are renewing their coverage, not signing up for new plans.