The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed this week that enrollment in Obamacare health plans dropped half a million from the year before, and came in 1.7 million below expectations, with 12.2 million enrollees by the Jan. 31 end of open enrollment. Expectations were for 13.8 million.

Four of every five who signed up for health plans received subsidies, i.e., 10.1 million of all signees.

Former Obama officials immediately cast aspersions Donald Trump’s way since one of his first acts as president was to cancel all ads for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges.

Republicans, on the other hand, were quick to call the low result proof that Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced.