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N.H. Healthcare Enrollment Jumps 25% On Federal Exchange

In 2015, about 25 percent more New Hampshire residents bought insurance on the federal healthcare marketplace than the year before.

Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services said 53,005 people enrolled in plans in New Hampshire. The department also reports just over 50 percent of those enrollees were under the age of 35 – a target demographic for health reform advocates. 

2015 Enrollees By Type: New Hampshire

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"One of the things we do know is that overall the satisfaction with the product is high and surveys indicate that people are happy with the coverage that they have," says Kevin Griffis with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Sixty percent of New Hampshire enrollees reenrolled from the previous year, while 40 percent were new to the federal exchange.

The average subsidy offered to New Hampshire enrollees was $244 per month.

The feds also downplayed another important figure: 29%. That's the number of people who automatically reenrolled in plans from 2014 to 2015, potentially without updating their income data from one year to the next. Officials had warned those people could in for a tax headache.

See the full national picture here.

2015 ACA Enrollees By Type: All 37 States Using

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Before joining NHPR in August 2014, Jack was a freelance writer and radio reporter. His work aired on NPR, BBC, Marketplace and 99% Invisible, and he wrote for the Christian Science Monitor and Northern Woodlands.
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