According to The Washington Post, with about 100 days left in the Affordable Care Act enrollment period, 365,000 Americans have purchased private health insurance on the state or federal health care exchanges. That number represents just 5.2 percent of the seven million people the Congressional Budget Office expected to be signed up by March and, as The New York Times notes, is “well below the administration’s goal.”
Several news sources, including The Associated Press, Bloomberg and The Hill, reported yesterday afternoon and this morning that Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who are leading the fiscal year 2014 budget conference committee, are close to a deal on a two-year fiscal outline.
The Washington Post reports today that enrollment through Affordable Care Act (ACA) website, HealthCare.gov, has increased over the past three days.
That doesn’t mean all of the site’s problems are solved, however.
Today we bring our focus back to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To begin, CNN reports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is the “top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges.”
With the Obama Administration’s deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov passed (read what the president’s hometown Chicago Tribune said about the administration’s efforts), the next date on which Washington is focused is Dec. 13.