Obamacare signups on federal exchange dip to 9.2 million

Enrollment for 2017 Affordable Care Act exchange plans through the HealthCare.gov platform totaled 9.2 million, as compared with the 9.6 million who signed up during 2016 enrollment.

The figures do not include enrollment through state-based marketplaces, with those 2017 figures expected to be released in March.

New enrollment figures from the Department of Health and Human Services come amid a time of tumult for the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, which President Donald Trump and a majority Republican Congress have said they plan to repeal.

The uncertainty, paired with a drop-off in promotion of the enrollment period after Trump took office, could account for the reduced figures.

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