The number - which topped desires - was down just humbly from a year ago's 9.2 million information exchanges in spite of an enlistment period that was half as long, a 90 percent cut by the Trump organization in government publicizing for the program, and a wild year in which Congress a couple of times attempted to supplant the law and the president cut off cost-sharing decrease installments (CSRs) to safety net providers.
President Trump with Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
But wait again. Even on the federal exchange, enrollment is still open in states affected by hurricanes. It dramatically slashed the budget for outreach and advertising and cut the enrollment window to just six weeks rather than three months. That's because of the many obstacles confronting ACA customers this year under the Trump administration, which has actively sought to undermine the exchanges.
And the operators of the state exchange want people to know that despite what you may have heard from Washington, Obamacare is still working here but you must sign up by Friday at midnight.
Trump said repealing the mandate amounts to repealing the ACA, better known as Obamacare.
Before the enrollment period started, President Trump ended cost-sharing subsidies that insurers relied on to offset out-of-pocket charges for poor patients.
The 8.8 million Americans who signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov almost matches the number of sign-ups in 2016, according to Politico. As recently as Wednesday, Trump called the law "essentially repealed" after the House and Senate passed a tax bill that will repeal its penalty for Americans who forgo health coverage.
Around 8.8 million individuals agreed to accept protection on the government medicinal services trade amid Obamacare's most recent open enlistment period, a senior wellbeing official declared on Thursday. The administration has said it plans to expand the use of short-term health plans and other products that are cheaper than ACA policies but offer less financial protection for those who get sick or injured. As of December 9, just a few days before the December 15 deadline, 4.6 million were people enrolled. Overall enrollment in 2018 could end up on par with 2017's figure of 12.2 million, which would keep the markets stabilized in the short term.