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N.H. Enrollment In ACA Marketplace Plans Tops 11,000

Data: U.S. Health and Human Services

After a slow start, December saw a surge in the number of New Hampshire residents shopping for health insurance on the new exchange. The federal government reports nearly 10,000 consumers in the state selected a plan between Dec. 1 and Dec. 28.

In total, about 11,500 people selected a plan during the first three months of open enrollment, which runs through March 31. 

One important demographic to watch are the so-called young invincibles, as people between 18 and 34 were traditionally more likely to go without coverage. In New Hampshire, they accounted for 22% of enrollees through December.

Credit Data: U.S. Health and Human Services
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Data: U.S. Health and Human Services

The report shows that 72% of shoppers in the state qualified for financial assistance, and 54% were women. Overall, silver-level policies were the most popular.

Credit Data: U.S. Health and Human Services
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Data: U.S. Health and Human Services

Todd started as a news correspondent with NHPR in 2009. He spent nearly a decade in the non-profit world, working with international development agencies and anti-poverty groups. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University. He can be reached at tbookman@nhpr.org.
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