HHS also announced today that an additional 10,384 Utah residents enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP through the end of March 2014, compared to enrollment before the Marketplace opened last October. Utah has not decided to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
“More than 84,601 Utah residents signed up through the Marketplace, demonstrating brisk demand for quality, affordable coverage,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Together we are ensuring that health coverage is more accessible than ever before, which is important for families, for businesses and for Utah’s health and wellbeing.”
Key findings from today’s report include:
• 84,601 Utah residents selected Marketplace plans from October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, (including additional Special Enrollment Period activity through April 19th).
• Of the 84,601 Utah residents who selected a plan:
o 52% are female and 48% are male;
o 51% are under age 35;
o 33% are between the ages of 18 and 34;
o 62% selected a Silver plan, while 16% selected a Bronze plan; and,
o 87% selected a plan with financial assistance.
Today’s report measures enrollment as those who selected a plan. In some states, only partial datasets were available.
To read the full Marketplace Enrollment report visit: http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2014/MarketPlaceEnrollment/Apr2014/ib_2014Apr_enrollment.pdf