By The Washington PostWith three days remaining in most of the country to buy Affordable Care Act coverage for 2018, enrollment is running ahead of the same time last year but is almost sure to fall short in the end because of a compressed enrollment season.
During each of the six weeks of this sign-up period, the number of consumers choosing plans through the federal HealthCare.gov website has outmatched that of 2017, according to a federal enrollment snapshot released on Wednesday. And the overall sign-ups of nearly 4.7 million through last Saturday was about 650,000 higher than through the parallel week a year ago.
Source: Enrollment in ACA health plans ahead of last year, but sign-up chance dwindling
By The Washington Post
More than 600,000 Americans signed up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act during the first four days of the new enrollment season, according to federal figures that signal a brisk start despite Republicans’ efforts to dismantle the law.
Some 601,462 Americans chose a health plan from Nov. 1-4 in states relying on the federal exchange, the figures released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show.
Source: New ACA enrollment season is off to brisk start, figures show
By Alyson Klein
Brokedown Congress appears likely to spend the weekend attempting to keep the government from shutting down and the U.S. from defaulting on its debt. The sticking point this time isn’t schools. Instead, education is getting caught in the crosshairs. Republicans want to defund, or at least delay implementation of, the president’s landmark health care overhaul law (the Affordable Care Act to its fans and “ObamaCare” to its critics).
What does the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad budget situation mean for schools?
via What Does the Possible Government Shutdown Mean For Schools? – Politics K-12 – Education Week.