by Jinghong Chen
Approximately 8.4 million people selected or were automatically re-enrolled in health plans for 2019 through HealthCare.gov by the Dec. 15 deadline, a decline of 3.8% year over year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Of the 39 states using HealthCare.gov, only six states saw an enrollment increase. According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report, “The Uninsured and the ACA: A Primer,” the uninsured rate among the nonelderly population declined to a historic low of 10.0% in 2016. Eighteen states had more than 10% of their nonelderly population uninsured in 2017, while 13 of them have not expanded their Medicaid program.
NOTE: States with no data are those that operate their own ACA exchanges rather than using HealthCare.gov.
SOURCES: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2008-2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.