It was reported last month that about 9.9 million people got health insurance coverage through the marketplaces set up by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as of June 30. This was a decline from earlier in the year even though it is still higher than the Obama administration’s target. About 84 percent got government subsidies to buy the coverage, getting an average of $270 a month, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Enrollment had been 10.2 million at the end of March.
The administration has set a year-end goal of insuring at least 9.1 million people via policies bought in the insurance marketplaces. Folks fall off the rolls when they stop paying for the insurance. That could mean they are getting coverage elsewhere. Two examples are when they are married or have gotten a job that offers health benefits. Sylvia Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services, said in a statement: “Millions of Americans are benefiting from the peace of mind that comes with having quality coverage at a price they can afford.”
If a Republican president had been behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, the measure would likely be deemed a success. But a Democratic president with the name Obama never had a chance with a huge percentage of the American people. That is a very sad commentary on our times.
Source: Insurance Journal
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