via Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—Almost 9.9 million customers selected and paid for health coverage on state and federal marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act as of the end of June, reflecting a drop in overall paid sign-ups.
The number released Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows the Obama administration is still on track to meet its goal of 9.1 million to 9.9 million people who have paid for coverage through the insurance exchanges by the end of 2015.
Robust sign-ups and premium payments are critical for the Obama administration because Republicans hoping to repeal the health law would likely seize on lackluster enrollment as a sign the ACA was faltering.
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