The ACA exchanges lost enrollees from 2016 to 2018, reflecting the declining reach of President Obama’s health care plan. Unsubsidized enrollment in Obamacare exchanges declined by 2.5 million people from 2016 to 2018, representing a 40 percent drop nationally, according to a study by Centers for Medicare and Medicade Services (CMS) released August 12, 2019. The decrease in enrollment between 2016 and 2018 occurred entirely among people who did not receive ACA premium tax credit subsidies.
By contrast, enrollment via ACA exchanges by persons receiving premium tax credit subsidies increased by 300,000 people during the same time frame. This stunning contrast provides statistical evidence for what many working people and business owners in the US can see simply by the “eye” test: that Obamacare is not working for them. Continue reading “ACA EXCHANGES LOST 2.5 MILLION ENROLLEES FROM 2016 TO 2018”