The Health 202: Obamacare enrollment is lagging, despite cheaper options

November 26, 2018, The Washington Post, Paige Winfield Cunningham- More Americans can get Obamacare plans for free next year. But enrollment in the health-care marketplaces still appears to be lagging halfway through the Affordable Care Act’s sixth sign-up season. Total sign-ups this year are down by about 300,000 people compared to the same time last year - a roughly 11 percent decline. Enrollment could certainly pick up as the Dec. 15 deadline nears - that’s been the pattern in previous years. But the initial figures don’t look so great for the Trump administration, which has been frequently accused of trying to sabotage the ACA.

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