New details on who is enrolling in insurance through the WA exchange

As I noted last week, health insurance enrollments through the Washington Healthplanfinder have been driven by Medicaid. Today the exchange has a more informative report on enrollment activity through November. Some details on the 179,330 who have enrolled:

  • 159,186 (88.8 percent) are in Medicaid.
  • 20,144 are in qualified (private) health plans; of those, 79.1 percent qualified for the tax credit.
  • The largest age group enrolled in Medicaid is those under 19 (33.03 percent), while the largest group enrolled in qualified health plans is those aged 55-64 (40.24 percent).
  • Of qualified health plan enrollees, 5.81 percent are aged 18-25 and 12.18 percent are aged 26-34.
  • 59.49 percent of qualified health plan enrollees are in silver level plans, which means they pay 30 percent of the cost of essential health benefits. 29.02 percent are in bronze (they pay 40 percent).

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