The Obama administration will not delay ObamaCare's individual mandate or the March 31 deadline for enrolling in the new healthcare law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.
Health reform implementation
The little noticed change came in rules extending the "keep your plan" fix.
The HHS chief predicted the increase will be at a "smaller pace" than before ObamaCare.
Avalere Health projected 5.4 million sign-ups by the end of March, short of the 6 million threshold predicted by the Congressional Budget Office.
Savings from delaying ObamaCare penalties for individuals would go toward "doc fix."
A CMS official on Tuesday said the agency lacked "statutory authority" to make such changes.
Obama's interview with Zach Galifianakis resulted in a 40 percent increase in traffic.
ObamaCare enrollments fell from 1.1 million in January to 942,000 in February, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Tuesday.
Democrats supported it, and it passed by voice vote.
HHS says 942,000 people enrolled in February.