>> A new government report on the health of Obamacare, painting a worrisome picture. The Congressional Budget Office saying enrollments in the program is set to plummet in 2018 and beyond. The nonpartisan CBO blaming the drop on the Trump Administration's decision to pull back sharply on efforts to sign people up.
In the first such report since Trump took office, the agency now estimates the average monthly enrollment will be about 11 million people in the coming year. Down about 4 million from last year's forecast. After the White House slashed the program's advertising budget, cut the enrollment period in half and reduced outreach.
The administration has also refused to commit to paying the subsidies that make the programs insurance affordable to low income Americans. That causing insurers to raise their rates for net year by an average of 15%. Ending Obama Care was one of Trump's central campaign pledges, but he so far failed in that effort, with Republican's in congress unable to muster the necessary votes to repeal it.