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Obamacare Enrollment Drops by 1.6 Million Customers

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 Cinnamon    24,702

Obamacare enrollment declined by 1.6 million customers between the end of open enrollment in January through March, according to new data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS’ Obamacare “Snapshot” reveals that enrollment in President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare program dropped to 11.1 million consumers, down from the 12.7 million who signed up prior to the January 31 deadline.

The drop in enrollment represents a nearly 13 percent decline in the number of people paying their premiums and maintaining an active policy as of March 31.

Despite the drop-off, CMS stresses that the program remains strong, as the retention rate is between the anticipated 80-90 percent window. The agency also pointed to an increase of a million new customers compared to March of last year.

“This increased level of enrollment demonstrates the strength of the Marketplace over time, as millions of Americans continue to have access to quality and affordable coverage when they need it,” Kevin Counihan, CEO of the Health Insurance Marketplace said in a statement. “As of early this year, 20 million Americans had coverage thanks to provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and the Health Insurance Marketplace is an important contributor to that progress.”

Of the remaining 11.1 million users, 9.4 million or about 85 percent were receiving subsidies averaging $291 a month to help pay their premiums.



How's it feel to pay for your own shitty insurance and pay for everyone else, too?  Or not to be able to afford insurance for yourself, be straddling the line of working and being on the state dole but still have to pay taxes for people who have no insurance to have insurance? 

Time to put a straight jacket on someone. 

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