Congress' effort to stabilize the nation's insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by President Trump.
Although sign-ups nationwide were down 3 percent from last year, 16 states increased their enrollment, including six carried by Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
"Tuesday night is Trump's State of the Union address. Nobody knows exactly what he will be discussing, but I'm absolutely certain what he will not be talking about."
As insurers ask consumers to pay a greater share of their drug costs, it may be cheaper to pay cash than use an insurance card.
The ultra-wealthy would do well, but people living in high-tax states would lose out, and 13 million Americans could lose health coverage over 10 years.
Numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services come as GOP senators push to pay for tax cuts by repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual requirement for health care coverage.
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Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the epidemic, but the role of insurance companies is under scrutiny too.
Senate hearings are scheduled for the coming week to discuss shifting the focus in the health care debate.