Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care and other issues for CNBC.com.
Mangan has been a journalist for more than 20 years, most recently as a general assignment/rewrite reporter at the New York Post. In his more than dozen years at The Post, Mangan routinely covered major stories, including the 9/11 terror attacks, the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, the 2008 financial meltdown and a slew of juicy Gotham scandals du jour, among them the personal tribulations of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Prior to that, Mangan began his career in his native Connecticut, writing obituaries for The Hour of Norwalk, before moving on to cover business, government and the court systems at The Hour, the Fairfield County Business Journal and The Advocate of Stamford.
While some insurers are exiting Obamacare markets, others are staying put or expanding, despite uncertainty over health law's future.
The drop-off appears steeper than 2016, but there are questions about how the Trump administration is counting the numbers.
Trump and Congressional Republicans campaigned on a promise to repeal Obamacare, but have found doing so is taking longer than expected.
Just 5 percent of the children in the United States lack insurance, down from 15 percent in 1997.
"Obamacare has been broken. It's a broken promise," Trump said, as he accused Democrats of obstructing health-care reform efforts.
The risk of insurers departing Obamacare markets has grown as the Trump administration pushes for a major health-care reform law.
A vote on the bill could come after the Congressional Budget Office estimates how it would affect the number of uninsured people.
CMS said it wants ideas for making rules about insurance markets more "flexible" and "streamlined."
Insurers are departing some markets or requesting higher rates because the administration will not guarantee key Obamacare reimbursements.
Criminal defense lawyer Gerald Lefcourt says there is more than enough evidence to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice.