North Carolina’s average premium increases on the Obamacare exchange are among the highest in the country, according to federal data. The Obama administration warned this open enrollment period, which closes Jan. 31, could be particularly tough because many of the sickest, and therefore most motivated, people already bought plans.
And yet, sign-ups in North Carolina are on pace to be substantially higher than the two previous years. Roughly 95,000 more North Carolinians selected a plan during the first two months of this enrollment period compared with the last one. Across the country, only two states using the federal exchange saw more sign-ups over the same period: Florida and Texas.