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Congressional agency reduces health law sign-up predictions
Yahoo! News

Fewer people than expected are purchasing health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, a report confirmed on Monday. The Congressional Budget Office study said that 13 million people are likely to purchase policies through the Affordable Care Act this year, down about 8 million from estimates the agency made early last year. That’s based on updated enrollment figures through last month.

The Department of Health and Human Services had already flagged the lowered expectations last fall, predicting just 10 million customers signed up and paying premiums through online insurance markets by the end of 2016.

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