ObamaCare must double enrollment in only 4 months to stay on target

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If the Obama administration wants to keep its health insurance program on track with Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates for enrollment, it will need to more than double the number of people purchasing insurance through the ObamaCare exchanges in just four months.

As of June, the 2015 enrollment total was about 10 million (counting enrollees who actually paid their premiums), 2 million people less than the nonpartisan CBO's goal of 12 million. For 2016, the CBO is aiming for 21 million enrollees to meet its budget projection. The 11 million enrollments it will take to meet that figure must by and large occur in the enrollment period that ends in January, allowing just over four months to reach the goal.

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