HealthCare.gov sign-ups lag by more than a half-million with less than a week left in open enrollment. Last-minute shoppers and a surge of auto-enrollments should boost the finally tally, but enrollment is likely to fall short last year.
Enrollment in New Jersey's insurance exchange during open enrollment this year trails last year's sign-ups by 14%. That's despite state efforts to enact an individual mandate, implement a reinsurance program and prohibit short-term insurance plans.
The CMS issued a final rule that allows the agency to continue the normal operations of the Affordable Care Act risk-adjustment program for 2018.
The trend toward narrow-network plans has persisted since the inception of the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2014. While it seems to have leveled out for 2019, it's unlikely that narrow networks will become less popular anytime soon.
Many more eHealth customers opted for short-term insurance plans over unsubsidized Affordable Care Act-compliant plans during the first half of the ACA open enrollment period for 2019 coverage than during the previous open enrollment.
More than 2.4 million people signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov in the first four weeks of the Affordable Care Act's sixth open enrollment, about 350,000 fewer than during the same period last year.
Americans are signing up for coverage through the federal marketplace at a slower rate this year, new CMS data show. But some states with their own insurance exchanges have reported higher sign-ups during open enrollment.
Almost 1.2 million people signed up for Affordable Care Act exchange coverage during the first two weeks of open enrollment, according to the CMS.
Affordable Care Act open-enrollment season is here. There's been relatively steady growth in marketplace plan purchases over the years. Will it continue?
Although federal officials said many Americans will pay lower premiums for the most popular Affordable Care Act exchange plans in 2019, those premiums could have been even lower if not for several Trump administration and congressional actions.
In handing states greater flexibility to overhaul their insurance markets through waivers, the Trump administration has paved the way for states to diverge further in the access and affordability of its residents' coverage, insurance experts said.
In a letter that echoes the GOP tussle with the Congressional Budget Office in last year's Obamacare repeal-and-replace effort, Senate Republicans want the agency to test its new health coverage simulation model by re-estimating the Affordable Care Act's coverage numbers.