Charts: Obamacare by the numbers

Updated
By msnbc staff

7.1 million people signed up for a marketplace health plan by the end of the enrollment period. Here are the facts and figures to help answer your Obamacare questions.

How have states implemented the Affordable Care Act?

As of March 31, 26 states and D.C. have expanded their Medicaid programs, while nearly two dozen of them have opted out—leaving 5 million low-income people ineligible for any form of assistance.

 

Do I qualify to save on health insurance coverage?

Marketplace subsidies are available in all states, even those that aren’t expanding Medicaid.

 

How many have enrolled?

7.1 million people have signed up for a marketplace health plan by the end of open enrollment.

 

Who enrolled in a marketplace health plan?

Of those who enrolled in a marketplace health plan, 69% are aged 35-64 and a vast majority receive premium assistance.

 

What are the stances on women’s health?

The ACA allows states to ban abortion coverage in private health plans sold through their exchanges. Twenty-four states have enacted those prohibitions, and nine have gone even further, barring any private insurer from covering abortion.

 

Why have the uninsured not enrolled in a marketplace health plan?

Survey answers included not being able to effectively shop and finding a plan that met the family’s need. The leading reason for not enrolling continues to be perceived affordability.

 

What happens if I remain uninsured?

The penalty for choosing not to buy health insurance is calculated in one of two ways, with the rate increasing every year.

 

What’s next for Obamacare?

Exchange enrollments hit 7.1 million at the end of the open enrollment period, and numbers are expected to continue to grow, nearly tripling to 22 million by 2016.

 

 

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Charts: Obamacare by the numbers

Updated