Obamacare Enrollment rises but Projections are set to Fall Short

According to Reuters, the amount of consumers that signed up for 2018 Obamacare broke the 1million mark.  Expectations were not met as future growth of the program seems illusive.  The Trump Administration has spent significant time, money, and manpower to decrease advertising and dialogue on Obamacare.    

An average of 10 million customers had enrolled and paid for Obamacare individual insurance as of Sept. 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Wednesday, down from 12.2 million who signed up at the beginning of 2017.

About 8.7 million people enrolled in Obamacare.

Earlier in August, a U.S. appealed court permitted Democratic state attorneys general to defend subsidy payments (CSR, Payments) with insurance companies under the Obamacare HealthCare law.  President Donald Trump previously threatened to cut subsidy payments off.

“The President is working with his staff and his cabinet to consider the issues raised by the CSR payments,” a White House statement said.

The court order allows Democrats to block an appeal/settlement that blocks payments.  They also have power to file briefs where their lawyers can participate in oral arguments.

“The court’s decision is good news for the hundreds of thousands of New York families that rely on these subsidies for their health care. It’s disturbingly clear that President Trump and his administration are willing to treat them as political pawns,” Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.

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