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Report released: 45,390 Nevadans enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace

By Miriam Hodgman

image004U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NEWS RELEASE – Nationwide, enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace surged to eight million at the end of the first enrollment period, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced early this month. In Nevada alone, 45,390 individuals selected a Marketplace plan. The final enrollment reporting period spans from October 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014, and includes “in line” and other enrollment activity (such as people enrolling due to a change in life circumstance) reported through Saturday, April 19, 2014.

HHS also announced today that an additional 104,659 Nevadans enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP through the end of March 2014, compared to enrollment before the Marketplace opened last October. Nevada has decided to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

“More than 45,390 Nevadans signed up through the Marketplace, demonstrating brisk demand for quality, affordable coverage,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Together we are ensuring that health coverage is more accessible than ever before, which is important for families, for businesses and for Nevada’s health and well-being.”

Key findings from the report include that 45,390 Nevadans selected Marketplace plans from October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, (including additional Special Enrollment Period activity through April 19).

Of the 45,390 Nevadans who selected a plan 33% are under age 35; 24% are between the ages of 18 and 34; 53% selected a Silver plan, while 24% selected a Bronze plan; and, 82% selected a plan with financial assistance.

The report measures enrollment as those who selected a plan. In some states only partial data-sets were available.

To read the full Marketplace Enrollment report visit: http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2014/MarketPlaceEnrollment/Apr2014/ib_2014Apr_enrollment.pdf

To read the Medicaid Enrollment report visit: http://www.medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Medicaid-Moving-Forward-2014/Downloads/March-2014-Enrollment-Report.pdf

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