The vast majority of PPACA enrollees are paying for their coverage — at least in part — with federal subsidies.
According to the latest enrollment data dump from the Department of Health and Human Services, 87 percent of of 2015 enrollees will receive some financial assistance. That’s a 7 percent jump over last year’s inaugural batch of exchange enrollees.
Although the Dec. 15 enrollment deadline for health coverage through the public exchange system has barely passed, tea leaf readers are releasing forecasts about how many Americans will purchase coverage in 2015 based on the activity.
Among them: consulting firm Avalere Health, which has been crunching data related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and spitting out forecasts and analyses for some time now.
Forty-four percent of remaining uninsured population falls in the 18-34 age range
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — While the percentage of Americans without health insurance has fallen from 22 to 15 percent over the past 11 months, a new Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of the national non-profit Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) found that nearly half (46 percent) of those who remain uninsured have still not heard of the individual mandate, and 43 percent have not heard of the Exchanges where they may be eligible to purchase health insurance.