Geographic Variation in Plan Uptake in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

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On September 18, 2014, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released data showing that nearly five and a half million individuals had selected an insurance plan in the 36 states where the Federally Facilitated Marketplace was operating.  The NC Rural Health Research Program’s Findings Brief: Geographic Variation in Plan Uptake in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace combines the recently released data on plan selection in the Federally Facilitated Marketplaces with estimates of the population likely to qualify for the marketplace (i.e. “eligibles”) to calculate the percent of potential eligible individuals who chose a plan (the “uptake rate”). The brief contains a heat map that shows variation in uptake rates across the country.


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