'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.
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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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New Zealand 325-6 in second ODI against West Indies
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.
Season of Big Bash was expanded
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