Yes, Health Law Enrollment Numbers Are Up. But That Doesn’t Tell Full Story.
Because the enrollment window is much shorter — it ends Dec. 15 in most states — it's not clear if the final numbers will be more than previous years.
The New York Times:
Obamacare Sign-Ups Are Surging, But There’s A Twist
Despite the Trump administration’s efforts to scale back the health law, about 300,000 more people have signed up for health insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces in the first weeks of this enrollment period than last year. (Park, 11/21)
Meanwhile, Texas lawmakers discuss the state's uninsured problem —
The Texas Tribune:
Texas' Uninsured Rate, Doctor Shortage Among Topics Of Health Care Forum
Texas still has the highest uninsured rate of any state, with 4.5 million people living without health coverage. And those numbers are only worse in the Valley, where the uninsured rate is twice that of the state as a whole. “This part of Texas is even worse than the rest of Texas,” Krouse said. “We have among the worst primary care to patient ratios in the country. … The funding is woefully inadequate.” “The challenges that we have are many,” Hinojosa said. (Platoff, 11/21)