AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018
February 8, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, about 3 percent less than last year, according to a new tally by The Associated Press.
Enrollment remained remarkably stable despite President Donald Trump's disdain for "Obamacare," and repeated efforts by the Republican-led Congress to repeal the program. The Trump administration also cut the sign-up window in half, slashed the ad budget, and suddenly stopped a major subsidy to insurers, which triggered a jump in premiums.
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