Historic gains in health insurance coverage may be leveling off, with the Obama administration announcing Thursday that it expects only a slight overall increase in enrollment next year.
With the 2016 sign-up season two weeks away, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell set a target of 10 million people enrolled and paying their premiums by the end of next year. That's about as many as are covered now through the health law's online markets for subsidized private health insurance.
Burwell said it's getting harder to sign up the remaining uninsured.
The administration's new target is well below an estimate from congressional budget analysts of 20 million...