Aetna Claims ACA Memberships Are Declining

Aetna Claims ACA Memberships Are Declining

If the success of Obamacare were to be measured by volumes of paying customers, the prognosis would not be very promising, at least based upon recent experiences of Aetna. The Daily Caller notes that, even though Aetna had reported approximately 720,000 enrollees by May 20, that number declined to 600,000 by the end of June. As noteworthy, according to this publication, “Recent reports project that the enrollee number will continue to decline to 500,000 by the end of 2015.”

While Aetna’s enrollee decline may be more “extensive” than that of other companies, its experience may portend significant challenges for an administration eager to claim widespread popularity for its signature domestic program. Rather than declaring victory, the administration appears to be rather cautious with publicizing the numbers. Hence, the Daily Caller notes, “the federal government released monthly enrollment reports throughout Obamacare’s first open enrollment period, but stopped offering details when widespread enrollment ended in mid-May.” The reason for the administration’s cautious handling of enrollment numbers is open to speculation. That the rollout of this signature program has been ill-fated is undeniable.

 

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