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Obamacare enrollment falls slightly to 7.3 million in August
Obamacare enrollment falls slightly to 7.3 million in August

Enrollment in health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act dropped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday. The tally represents the first update the administration has provided since the April close of the open enrollment period. It suggests that the vast majority of consumers who signed up for coverage this year stuck with it, contrary to warnings from critics of the health law that millions would stop paying their premiums. Marilyn Tavenner, who as head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services oversees new insurance marketplaces created by the law,...

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