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Federal health officials lower expectations for exchanges
Federal health officials lower expectations for exchanges

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has substantially cut estimates of the number of people who will sign up for insurance coverage in 2015 through the federal health law, projecting that millions fewer consumers will use marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Health and Human Services had predicted 13 million people, including Marylanders, would get coverage from the marketplaces through next year. On Monday the agency revised that figure to fewer than 10 million. Maryland officials have not released projections for enrollment in health plans but sounded upbeat about the launch of a newly revamped exchange portal that consumers began browsing this...

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