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State-based exchange enrollment holds steady, drops
Modern Healthcare

The federal government reported that 11.4 million people selected a health plan through the Affordable Care Act exchanges during the most recent open enrollment period for coverage in 2019—the first year in which there is no penalty for not buying health insurance.

Across all states, enrollment slid by about 300,000 people, or 2.6%, from 2018. That decrease was driven by lower enrollment in the 39 states that use the federally operated marketplace known as Enrollment in the 12 states that run their own exchanges ticked up by almost 1%.