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Chart: Change in Q1 ACA enrollmentThe number of people who have to buy health insurance coverage on the individual market and fork over the whole cost themselves has decreased by some 651,000 (five percent) in the wake of the repeal of the individual mandate penalty for the Affordable Care Act.

A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds that all of the losses occurred in the off-exchange market, where people are not eligible for tax credits. Marketplace plans, on the other hand, saw their enrollment hold steady at 10.6 million during the first quarter of this year; that includes 9.3 million low- and moderate-income enrollees who do receive tax credits as an assist to pay for plan premiums.

Marlene Satter

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

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