The Hill quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, for an article about the Obama administration’s final push to solidify the Affordable Care Act before leaving office. The administration has projected that about one million more people will sign up for marketplace insurance plans for 2017, bringing total enrollment to 13.8 million. According to the publication, the goal is modest, but meeting it could help ease concerns in the insurance industry.
“I'm encouraged that it does show continued growth,” said Ario. “Some people had been predicting that the marketplaces are going to lose membership, rather than gain, so this is certainly a step in the right direction.”
“I think it's reached critical mass,” Ario added. “The program is going to stay in place.”
Read the article here.