ParenteBeard Health Care Reform Implementation Update November 13, 2021
November 15, 2021

The administration has now released enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchanges.  Coming in far below the administration’s predictions, 106,185 people have signed up for health insurance plans through the ACA.  A quarter of these individuals enrolled through HealthCare.gov, while the rest signed up in state-run exchanges.  Congress continues to grill those responsible for the exchanges and ACA implementation more generally at hearings and through subpoenas for documents, with Republicans, Democrats and individuals throughout the country requesting or insisting that they be permitted to keep their health insurance plans.  Notably, former President Bill Clinton spoke out this week saying that President Obama should let Americans keep their health insurance plans.  Meanwhile, interest and momentum are growing for a bill introduced by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and five others to allow individuals to keep their individual market plans that have been canceled as a result of ACA requirements.  It is not clear what, if any, position the White House will take on this legislation.

Read the full update here.