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Report Shows 17.5 Percent of Individuals who Have Selected a Health Plan Through the Marketplace Are From California
25 percent of individuals determined likely eligible for Medicaid/CHIP are from California

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released a summary report of health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act during the initial enrollment period of Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. The report highlights national and state-level enrollment-related information for the health insurance marketplace, including data for states that have implemented their own marketplaces and states with marketplaces supported by or fully operated by DHHS. According to the report, 17.5 percent of individuals who have selected a health plan through the marketplace are from California (1,405,102 of the 8,019,763 enrollees nationally). Additionally, 25 percent of individuals determined likely eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by the marketplace are from California (1,700,000 of the 6,724,660 nationally).

The brief also includes activity reported during the special enrollment period through April 19, as well as updated data on other characteristics of those who have selected a marketplace plan, such as gender, age, financial assistance status, and level of plan selected. A copy of the report is attached.

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