106,185 enroll in health plans through ACA during October
Posted on November 13, 2013 | Comment (1)
Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the first set of enrollment statistics for health insurance plans offered through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Marketplaces. The report stated that 106,185 individuals signed up for coverage during the first month of open enrollment. About 75% of these individuals enrolled through State-Based Marketplaces. The remainder, about 26,000 people, reside in a state in which the Marketplace is operated by the federal government. While these individuals have completed the enrollment process, they have not necessarily purchased a plan.
- Nearly 2.2 million Americans have enrolled in health insurance;
- About 24% of these individuals are between the ages of 18 and 34;
- 60% of enrollees selected a silver plan; and
- 79% of individuals selected a plan with financial assistance.