One of the most reliably Republican states has seen enrollment in Obamacare jumped 12.3% this year to about 200,000 people, the New York Times reports. This comes at a time when enrollment in the ACA dipped nationally, according to preliminary federal data. The surge seems to contradict polls, which show that most Utah residents still detest the law and puts Republican representatives in a bind.
“Congressional offices have been bombarded with calls, emails and social media messages, including from some constituents who had never been moved to contact them before,” the Times reports.
Jason Stevenson, who is the education and communications director at the research group Utah Health Policy Project, tells the newspaper that, “Certainly this is something that’s unusual in Utah.”
Source: New York Times