Enrollment Numbers Dip Slightly And Fall Short Of Obama’s Goals
More than 12 million signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act as premiums increased, but advocates blame the small decrease on the Trump administration's failure to make a spirited enrollment push.
Los Angeles Times:
Obamacare Enrollment Drops, To 12.2 Million, As Congress Debates Repeal
Driven by a drop-off in enrollment after President Trump took office, total sign-ups for Obamacare health plans fell this year for the first time, a new report released by the Trump administration Wednesday indicates. A total of 12.2 million Americans enrolled in a plan through one of the healthcare law’s marketplaces during the 2017 open enrollment period, according to the report, which provides a final tally of this year’s signups. The 2017 final figure, which updates a preliminary report released last month, was down from 12.7 million in 2016. (Levey, 3/15)