President Donald Trump has frequently been accused of trying toundermine Obamacare, his predecessor’ssignature health law. New data show that by at least one measure hedidn’t do a particularly good job of it.

Enrollment in individual health-insurance plans under theAffordable Care Act fell 3.7 percent in 2018 to 11.8 million, from12.2 million a year earlier, according to data compiled by theNational Academy for State Health Policy, which calls itself anonprofit, nonpartisan association of state health-policymakers.

That’s a far smaller drop than some health-policy watchers hadforeseen, after the Trump administration halved the enrollment season and cut marketingand enrollment-assistance efforts. Trump himselfdeclared the law “dead.”

Obamacare shrinking market

The decline was concentrated in states where the federalgovernment runs the Obamacare markets. In those 34 states,enrollment dropped 5.3 percent.

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