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Affordable Care Act Enrollment May Miss 2015 Estimates, Says HHS

Federal health officials have lowered estimates for the number of individuals enrolled in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act in 2015.

Federal health officials have lowered estimates for the number of individuals enrolled in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act in 2015. The Department of Health and Human Services expects between 9 million and 9.9 million individuals to have enrolled by February 2015. That's down from the 13 million people the Congressional Budget Office projected in April. The HHS says its estimate is lower as final 2014 enrollment figures were unavailable in April when the CBO released its expectations. The department also assumes that fewer people who have insurance through their employers will enroll in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces next year. It did not cite prior glitches with HealthCare.gov as having a role in its lower estimate.

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