WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say more than 10 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama’s law, surpassing a goal the administration set last fall.
The positive numbers could turn out to be just a high-water mark for the president’s signature legislation if the Supreme Court strikes down health insurance tax credits for consumers in more than 30 states. That decision is expected around the end of the month.
Still, the combination of subsidized private coverage sold through online insurance exchanges and expanded Medicaid accepted by most states has resulted in historic coverage gains.
Nearly 9 out of 10 adults now have health insurance, according to a major independent survey. That’s just about the same proportion of Americans who buckle their seatbelts.
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