clever selective editing

…My read of this headlines and accompanying data concludes it to be clever selective editing as it fails to note the policies and practices TRUMP administration put into place to thwart anyone from signing up for OBAMACARE…???

A NEW GOVERNMENT REPORT FINDS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD DO A BETTER JOB RUNNING HEALTHCARE.GOV

In 2018, 8.7 million people bought their non-group health insurance through healthcare.gov—down from 9.2 million people in 2017.

 

DWYER GUNN  … AUG 24, 2018

A report released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ independent "watchdog" agency, concludes that the Department of Health and Human Services should "enhance its management" of the Affordable Care Act‘s open enrollment period in coming years.

The GAO report, which analyzed the effects of various administration policies on ACA enrollment, found that, in 2018, 8.7 million people bought their non-group health insurance through healthcare.gov, down from 9.2 million people in 2017 (a 5 percent reduction). (Interestingly, enrollment has remained relatively stable in states that run their own exchanges.)

Most of the stakeholders interviewed for the report (a group that included representatives from navigator organizations, state insurance departments, and professional trade organizations) cited affordability as a meaningful driver of enrollment. Premiums on all healthcare.gov plans increased by 30 percent, on average, in 2018, However, individuals eligible for premium tax credits actually saw lower net premiums, on average, in 2018, due to an increase in the value of their premium tax credits; stakeholders said this "likely encouraged enrollment among this group."

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