Growth chart A report fromthe Ubran Institute hypothesizes that local political rhetoric andlocal news coverage likely shaped people's understanding of themarketplace. (Photo: Shutterstock)

2018 has been a mixed bag for the Obamacare marketplace.

A new report by the Urban Institute shows thatwhile overall enrollment declined 3.8 percent fromthe year before, no doubt at least in part due to the repeal of theindividual mandate, sign-ups actually increased in 15 states.

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