AcademyHealth: Why are people not buying insurance in the exchanges?

The Obama administration recently made news by announcing that the number of people expected to obtain insurance under the exchanges will fall far short of previous projections. Specifically, they are now expecting about 10 million people to enroll in private exchange plans in 2016, compared to the 13 million that were previously thought might enroll not long ago.

Why so many fewer? Many have speculated as to the reasons behind this difference, but it doesn’t make sense to guess when we can just ask. The Commonwealth Fund did just that in their most recent Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey.

That’s from my latest post over at the AcademyHealth blog. Go read it!


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