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Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Numbers, By State

We've all been keeping a close eye on the ACA health insurance marketplace enrollment numbers. According to the administration, as of December 28th approximately 2.2 million people selected a health insurance plan -- about 65% of the administration’s goal for this period.state_by_state_exchange_enrollment_map

How does enrollment break down by state? Which states are enrolling the most residents, and how many of those are young adults?

The following chart, provided by the NY Times with data from healthcare.gov, provides a state by state look at state health insurance marketplace (aka exchange) enrollment. The chart provides stats as of December 28, 2013 on:

  • Who runs the marketplace (state or federal)

  • Number of individuals applying for coverage

  • Number of individuals determined eligible for Medicaid or CHIP

  • Number of individuals who selected a private health plan

  • Private plan enrollment target for first three months

  • The percentage of enrollment target reached

The top five states who have reached or exceeded their three-month target are Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire, and Maine. The five states struggling to meet their enrollment targets are Massachusetts, D.C., Oregon, New Mexico, and Maryland.

The interactive chart also looks at the states' efforts to reach young consumers. The five states with the highest percentage of young consumers (ages 18-34) are D.C., Massachusetts, Utah, Virginia, and Maryland. The bottom five are Arizona, West Virginia, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Maine.state_by_state_exchange_enrollment

Click here for the interactive graph on the NY Times website.

What stands out to you? Where does your state stand? Leave a comment below.

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