There is no direct connection, they said, showing that the declining enrollment is causing premiums to increase. Because federal government subsidies in the form of tax credits are largely shielding customers from feeling the premium increase. But that isn’t affecting the cost for most consumers, due to built-in subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
His lawyer told the paper that Schulenberg has "fully cooperated" with the investigation and has not been questioned further by police since his voluntary interview on Apr. Chris Johnson, chairman of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Opioid Prescribing Work Group.
The latest government figures show enrollment in the Affordable Care Act is slightly down from last year. 31, 2017, some 12.2 million people were signed up for coverage through a federal or state marketplace, which is a decrease of 500,000, or 4 percent, from the same point last year.
Experts noted that marketplace sign-ups were running in line with their 2016 pace as of the middle of January, which experts said might suggest the decline in sign-ups was somehow related to the Trump administration, not an impending death spiral.
For example, the Trump administration decided to at least partially halt marketing and outreach encouraging people to sign up for health coverage.
But experts say the enrollment decline isn’t an indication the health care law is in a death spiral.