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Obamacare 2016 Sign-Up Estimate Cut to 12 Million, CBO Says

  • More people stick with employer plans, buy from insurers
  • Budget office says 18 million will get ACA policies by 2026
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About 12 million people will be covered through Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces this year, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday in a new estimate, a sign of the government’s continuing difficulties in getting people signed up for insurance under the 2010 program.

The estimate, released as part of a wider report, is down from a previous budget office projection of 13 million made in January, and far below the 21 million people that the CBO predicted a year ago would have coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2016.