Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance coverage in the ACA marketplace ended in most states on December 15th. Here’s a look at the numbers.
National Enrollment at Healthcare.gov:
About 8.7 million people signed up for a 2018 health plan during a shortened open enrollment. Of these:
- 1% were new customers.
- 9% were returning/renewing customers.
- More than 4 in every 5 enrollees were from states carried by President Trump in the 2016 election.
- About 44% of all enrollees came from just four states: Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia.
All totaled, about 22 million people visited Healthcare.gov or Cuidadodesalud.gov during open enrollment, down from 33 million during last year’s open enrollment period. Over 11 million of those users submitted applications for insurance.