Obamacare Enrollment in State Drops

Nearly 329,000 New Jersey residents were getting their health care plans through Obamacare in a recent check, representing a drop of 39,858 fewer people than a year earlier.

That’s according to data from the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, which compared the number of Obamacare enrollees in the first quarter of 2018 and a year earlier.

“Federal actions to undermine the Affordable Care Act, including the failure to fund Cost Sharing Reduction payments and the elimination of the individual mandate, created enormous uncertainty in the market and had a significant negative effect on health insurance enrollment in New Jersey,” said DOBI Commissioner Marlene Caride.

The DOBI report shows that 239,738 individuals were getting health care through marketplace plans, 25,386 fewer than in 2017. And 89,023 were getting their health care through off-the-marketplace plans in the first quarter of 2018, 14,472 fewer than the first quarter of 2017. Read More at NJBIZ