Obamacare off to a Rocky Start in 2016

As most of the political world has been focusing on the presidential race, Obamacare has gotten off to a rocky start in 2016. This could be a major drag on Democrats come November.On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that fewer than 13 million individuals signed up for Obamacare plans for 2016. Though the administration is trying to argue that this 12.7 million number beat expectations, nobody is buying it.HHS officials set an artificially low target of 10 million signups for the year – essentially flat from 2015 – so they would have something to beat.While exchange enrollment will meet the Administration's modest 10 million person goal, it does appear that growth in this market has slowed, Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of healthcare advisory firm Avalere said in a statement.

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