Analysis Finds Disparities in Success of States' Exchange Signups

Significant disparities are developing in states' success at signing up individuals for coverage through the state and federal exchanges, according to a new analysis, and the gaps don't consistently reflect which states have embraced or opposed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Significant disparities are developing in states' success at signing up individuals for coverage through the state and federal exchanges, according to a new analysis, and the gaps don't consistently reflect which states have embraced or opposed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

During the initial 15 weeks of the open-enrollment period, just 3% of those eligible to purchase coverage in Mississippi signed up for a plan. By contrast, 54% of those eligible to buy private coverage in Vermont purchased insurance, according to a new analysis of enrollments by the McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform.

Among the 10 states with the highest number of enrollments, the percentage of eligible residents signing up ranged from 4% in Texas to 16% in California.

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Source: Modern Healthcare