Over at The Week, I have a piece that follows up on some points I made on Monday. Yes, 2014 was probably the year politically for the ACA. But it was never supposed to be the biggest year in exchange enrollment:
But if we buy the Congressional Budget Office’s projections, hype over hitting the magic “seven million” might be short-sighted — there’s a bigger enrollment story on the horizon. The agency expects enrollment though the insurance exchanges to more than triple by the end of 2016, to 22 million. Total enrollment is expected to level out at 24 million to 25 million in 2017.
Why? I tell you in the story. Go read!