by Katherine Restrepo
Director of Health Care Policy, John Locke Foundation
Tomorrow marks the start of the second round of the federal health law’s insurance enrollment period. Premiums will more than double for some, while others will receive generous subsidies. Moreoever, federal expectations have been lowered regarding the projected number of people that will be covered at the end of 2015.
From today’s Townhall:
Federal officials on Monday sought to lower expectations for upcoming enrollment in Obamacare, announcing that they now believe that only between 9 million and 9.9 million people will be enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans by the end of 2015.
That is well below the 13 million people that the Congressional Budget Office has projected for Obamacare enrollment by the end of 2015. Open enrollment for 2015 plans resumes Saturday.
The new projection, as much as 30 percent reduced from the CBO estimate, comes from the Health and Human Services Department, which oversees the Obamacare health reform program.