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More than 389,000 Pennsylvanians Sign Up for Health Insurance under the ACA, Part of More than 11.8 Million Nationwide

April 04, 2018

During the 2018 open enrollment period (November 1–December 15, 2017), 389,081 Pennsylvanians signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplace, HealthCare.gov.

Nationwide, 11.8 million Americans enrolled, a 3.7 percent decrease from 2017. Pennsylvania’s enrollment for 2018 is an 8.7 percent decrease from 426,059 enrollees during 2017.

Even though enrollment fell short, the hard work of the hospital community, community health centers, health plans, consumer advocates, and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department helped sustain Pennsylvanians’ access to health insurance. 

PA Health Insurance Sign-ups During 2018 Open Enrollment

In Pennsylvania, more than one out of every five enrollments was a new consumer, similar to nationwide enrollment. Most Pennsylvanians selected silver or gold plans (84%).

PA Health Insurance Sign-ups by Metal Level

HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems continue to advocate for health insurance coverage for all Pennsylvanians. Many Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems helped consumers sign-up for health insurance, and provided educational resources to help consumers make informed decisions.

To date, ACA provisions have supported more than 1.1 million Pennsylvanians with health insurance coverage, providing better access to high quality health care services and dramatically reducing the uninsured population of Pennsylvania. HAP provides resources on the importance of the ACA in Pennsylvania on its website.

For more information about open enrollment or the health insurance reports, please contact Phillip M. Burrell, director, research and data analytics


 

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