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Obamacare Enrollment Up In Maryland, Despite Uncertainty

February 4th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Amid uncertainty about the future of the national health care law, record numbers of Marylanders signed up for coverage this year, according to figures released by the state this week.  In what could be the final enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 432,000 Maryland residents signed up for the law's various offerings, up 7.5 percent over last year. All of that growth came from new Medicaid participants. The number of people buying into private plans declined 3 percent. Though national enrollment figures are not expected until later this week, early indications point to a slight increase across the United States, even as President Donald J. Trump and congressional Republicans move to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care legislation.

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