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Obamacare Enrollees Drop Slightly, Non-Compliant Plans Extended

March 25, 2019, 10:10 PM

Obamacare enrollment totaled about 11.4 million consumers in 2019, a drop of about 300,000, the Department of Health and Human Services reported March 25.

Plan selections in all 50 states and the District of Columbia represent “a minimal decline of around 300,000 plan selections from the same time last year,” down from 11.8 million in 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in a news release.

The CMS also issued guidance extending the period for which plans that don’t comply with the ACA can be “grandmothered” in and sold. They can continue through the plan year that starts...

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