Final Up to date: Thursday, December 21, 2017, four:thirteen PM EST
The federal government says about eight.eight million individuals have signed up for protection subsequent yr beneath the Reasonably priced Care Act. A deadline surge final week seems to account for the surprisingly robust numbers.
- Virtually 9 million have signed up for ‘Obamacare’ well being protection
- Trump proclaimed GOP tax invoice ‘primarily repealed Obamacare’
Thursday’s replace got here by way of Twitter from Seema Verma, head of the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers. Complete nationwide signal-ups will not be recognized for weeks, as some states with later deadlines proceed to enroll clients.
The newest enrollment numbers come a day after President Donald Trump proclaimed that the GOP tax invoice “primarily repealed Obamacare.” However the tax overhaul solely repealed the well being regulation’s fines on individuals who do not carry medical insurance, beginning in 2019.
Different main parts of the Obama-period regulation stay in place, together with Medicaid enlargement and safety for individuals with pre-present circumstances.