'Obamacare' has strong showing as almost 9M sign up
Dec 26, 2017, 02:30
The tally is 400,000 signups shy of the 2017 total, meaning insurers in dozens of states that use the federal HealthCare.gov website didn't see the influx of consumers needed to improve the law's economic footing.
Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the federal marketplace, tweeted next year's Obamacare enrollment numbers a week after the open enrollment period for 2018 coverage ended.
The enrollment numbers surpassed all expectations, especially when considering the Trump administration cut the Obamacare sign up period in half, spent way less money on advertising the enrollment season, and shut down the ACA website for maintenance for 12 hours almost every Sunday.
Around 4.1 million people signed up in the final week of the enrollment season and at least one million of those who enrolled during those days were new customers.
Nearly nine-million Americans have signed up for health coverage in 2018 through HealthCare.gov.
"We take pride in providing great customer service", she wrote, congratulating her agency on "the smoothest experience for consumers to date".
Eleven states, plus D.C., run their own exchanges, and majority are giving customers extra time to enroll - in some cases until January 31.
Total national enrollment could wind up near last year's final number of 12.2 million.
However, the GOP tax bill does get rid of Obamacare's individual mandate requirement, which could cause problems for the exchange in the future.
The rest of the law, including subsidies for most of the people who buy insurance on the exchanges, will remain in place.
Senator John Thune, the No. 3 Senate Republican, also said he hoped there would be a bipartisan deal but said another option is trying to find 50 votes for a modified version of the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. "We'll have to take a look at what that looks like with a 51-49 Senate".
Police urged the public to come forward with any clues regarding the whereabouts of the child and his alleged abductor. An Amber Alert has been canceled for a missing 1-year-old boy from Springfield, Missouri on Sunday, December 24.
After the September nuclear test, the Security Council capped refined petroleum exports to North Korea at 2 million barrels. Facing a shortage of food, North Korean soldiers have been raiding farms to secure food supplies for the military.
He, along with other priests, marched in a procession as they carried the Infant Jesus from the Church and placed it in the crib. The churches as well as the homes of the Christian community have been decorated and Christmas trees have also been installed.
For high data users, the Rs 299 plan offers free voice, unlimited data, which means 2 GB "high speed" 4G data per day, Jio said. Recently the company also announced to extend its triple cash back offer which was announced last month.
The West Indies need to win to keep the three-match series alive after losing the first ODI by five wickets. Windies are still winless in their tour of New Zealand , having lost the two Tests and the two ODIs so far.
Rosen is still contemplating his decision to enter the upcoming draft, where he would nearly certainly be a first-round selection. The Browns (0-14) can secure the top overall pick Sunday with a loss to the or a victory by the Giants (2-12) over the.
However, the zoo issued a statement saying "a number of zoo staff have been treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and shock". Firefighters from Kentish Town, Paddington, Euston, West Hampstead and other surrounding fire stations were sent to the blaze.
Female Rebel BBL starts their season from the 9th f December, which is 10 days earlier from the male season of KFC BBL games. Fans of cricket across the world can see the online stream at the official Australian cricket website, and throw its app.
India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and saw his bowlers justify his decision by restricting the tourists to 135 for seven. In the end, the job was done with four balls to spare and Dinesh Karthik in the middle alongside MS Dhoni .
Mostly, however, you will just be shooting people in the face with a buddy, which is often all you really need. Both Xbox 360 titles are backward compatible so they will also be available for the Xbox One.
The first round of snow will move northeast through the Ohio Valley, reaching Western New York in mid-afternoon on Sunday. Portions of Nunavut have blizzards warnings for the weekend as winds are expected to gust up to 80 kilometres an hour.
Winter Weather Advisory issued for Weston
As if the blowing and drifting snow wasn't enough from that wind, bitterly cold wind chills will be settling in as well. Later Monday night, an arctic air blast will move into the region and stick around through much of the week.
Clearing skies tonight; Cold start to Christmas Day
Another brief surge of drier air should move the precipitation south Wednesday morning keeping it away from the colder air. It is still uncertain how cool we will be, but there is a chance we get down to the 20s during the overnight hours.
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