Obama health law missed 2015 enrollment target

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government report shows that health insurance enrollment for 2015 missed a goal set by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

Friday's report from the Obama administration says about 8.8 million consumers were still signed up and paying premiums at the end of last year in the insurance markets created by the president's 2010 health care law.

Burwell's goal had been to have 9.1 million customers by then, so the administration didn't miss its target by much — about 3 percent.