Feds report jump in health insurance signups

Feds report jump in health insurance signups 

Posted: 12:16 pm Thursday, January 15th, 2015

By Jamie Dupree

With a month left in the enrollment period for the Obama health law, new numbers for the 37 states that use the federal exchange show an increase from every state in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage.

“Nearly 6.8 million Americans have access to quality, affordable health coverage for 2015 through the Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

That’s a number that does not include enrollment figures from the states which run their own health exchanges – that group includes California, which had over 1.4 million signups in 2014.

The report comes amid a very quiet time for healthcare.gov, as the website certainly has not been beset by the enrollment troubles of late 2013 and early 2014.

Here are the numbers for the states that go through the federal exchange for the current enrollment period, which began November 15, 2014:

 

State Nov 15-Jan 9 2014 totals % increase
Florida 1,190,922 983,775 17.39%
Texas 859,377 733,757 14.62%
North Carolina 434,503 357,584 17.70%
Pennsylvania 408,934 318,077 22.22%
Georgia 398,781 316,543 20.62%
Virginia 298,981 216,356 27.64%
Michigan 290,439 272,539 6.16%
Illinois 272,623 217,492 20.22%
New Jersey 202,732 161,775 20.20%
Missouri 197,539 152,335 22.88%
Ohio 186,232 154,668 16.95%
Indiana 175,447 132,423 24.52%
Tennessee 172,530 151,352 12.27%
Wisconsin 169,704 139,815 17.61%
Arizona 160,466 120,071 25.17%
South Carolina 150,962 118,324 21.62%
Louisiana 126,454 101,778 19.51%
Alabama 126,061 97,870 22.36%
Utah 109,218 84,601 22.54%
Oklahoma 95,165 69,221 27.26%
Oregon 84,360 68,308 19.03%
Mississippi 76,005 61,494 19.09%
Kansas 75,836 57,013 24.82%
Maine 59,126 44,258 25.15%
Nebraska 57,479 42,975 25.23%
Arkansas 52,364 43,446 17.03%
Nevada 47,784 45,390 5.01%
Montana 45,278 36,584 19.20%
New Hampshire 44,976 40,262 10.48%
New Mexico 40,972 32,062 21.75%
Iowa 34,586 29,163 15.68%
West Virginia 26,236 19,856 24.32%
Delaware 19,338 14,087 27.15%
South Dakota 17,196 13,104 23.80%
Wyoming 17,029 11,970 29.71%
Alaska 15,830 12,890 18.57%
North Dakota 14,973 10,597 29.23%