ACA exchange enrollment for 2017 increases slightly from previous year

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  • Exchange enrollment for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) totaled 11.5 million people as of December 24, the federal government announced.
  • This is 286,000 more enrollees than signed up for 2016 health plans.
Why this matters
  • ACA critics have said the law needs to be repealed because its basic design is not working and has resulted in a "death spiral" for enrollments because of spikes in premiums and insurers leaving the markets in some states.
  • US Department of Health and Human Service...