Fewer People Paying For Obamacare In 2017

A new federal report shows that 10.3 million people paid their Obamacare premiums this year of the 12.2 million who signed up during open enrollment.

The report released Monday, which included data through March 15, found that cost was the major driver for people dropping out. It comes as the health of Obamacare’s exchanges is being heavily scrutinized during the congressional debate over repealing the law.

The report from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that in March 2016, 10.8 million people paid their premiums out of the 12.7 million that signed up for open enrollment that year. However, that number dropped to 9.1 million by the end of 2016.

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