The Congressional Budget Office study released on Monday says that 13 million people are likely to purchase policies through the Affordable Care Act, down about 8 million from estimates early last year. That’s based on updated enrollment figures through last month. The administration had already flagged lower expectations last fall.
Nonetheless, the numbers show a monthly enrollment of 13 million, with 11 million of those receiving subsidies. There’s widespread recognition that many of the remaining uninsured will be hard to reach. Millions are in states that have not expanded Medicaid. And many say they have tried to get coverage but still find it unaffordable.
ABC’s Stephanie Ramos joined us from Washington D.C.