ACA Magnifying Glass The report examined three different issues: 2018 open enrollment outcomes and factors that may have affected those outcomes; HHS’s outreach efforts for 2018; and HHS’s 2018 enrollment goals. (Photo: Getty)

The Trump administration needs to up its game on how it handles health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

According to The Hill, the GAO took action at the behest of Representative Frank Pallone, D-NJ, and Senators Patty Murray, D-WA, Ron Wyden, D-OR and Bob Casey, D-PA, who asked the GAO to “examine outreach and enrollment for the exchanges using” The action was a result of the changes that the Department of Health and Human Services made to its 2018 outreach that, says GAO, “prompt[ed] concerns that fewer could enroll, potentially harming the exchanges’ stability.”

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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