According to a new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services yesterday, nearly 2.2 million people have signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov and the state-based websites.
New demographic data in the report shows that one third of enrollees in the last three months of 2013 were between the ages of 55 and 64, and about 30 percent were between the ages of 18-34. Fifty-four percent of Americans who have signed up are female and 46 percent are male. Nearly 80 percent of those who selected a plan qualified for federal subsidies to reduce their premiums. Health plans in the marketplace are separated in four different categories–bronze, silver, gold and platinum–indicating the share of costs paid by insurance for an average enrollee. Of people choosing plans so far, 60 percent selected silver plans and 20 percent signed up for bronze plans. Thirteen percent chose gold plans and 7 percent opted for platinum coverage.
Approximately 3 million people have not yet selected a plan, but have filled out applications for coverage on the new insurance marketplaces since October 1, 2013. Almost 1.6 million people have been determined eligible for Medicaid through the exchanges, not including people applying for Medicaid through state Medicaid agencies.