From: The Council of State Governments
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: State Health Insurance Marketplaces Outperform Federal Exchange
Date: Wed Dec 18 16:05:20 MST 2013

State Health Insurance Marketplaces Outperform Federal Exchange


After a slow start, especially for the federally run health insurance marketplace serving 36 states, nearly 365,000 Americans made it through the application process and selected a health insurance plan, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dec. 11. The number selecting a plan in November was more than double the number in October, the first month the marketplaces were operational. 

  • The number of individuals selecting a marketplace plan varies from a low of 44 in Oregon to a high of 107,087 in California. Both are state-run exchanges.
  • Within the federal exchange, the number of plan selections was lowest in Hawaii with 444 and highest in Florida with 17,908 individuals selecting plans.
  • State based marketplaces--or exchanges--represent 62 percent of the selections, although only 14 states and the District of Columbia chose to run their own exchange.
Nearly 3.7 million Americans have completed applications for health insurance coverage. Read the full report...



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