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Obamacare enrollment sinks 11% — historically low unemployment is at least partly to blame

   December 07, 2018

The tightest U.S. labor market in nearly 50 years could be another contributor to the steep drop in Obamacare sign-ups in some states. Congress' repeal of the individual mandate and President Donald Trump's push for short-term health plans are expected to dampen enrollment. Policy experts are taking a close look at the state level in places such as New Jersey, which enacted its own individual mandate in May and has seen enrollment numbers down 16 percent compared with last year.

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