New York: Nifty interactive ACA enrollment map by county...still no post-4/19 data, though
2018 MIDTERM ELECTION
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Visit the link for a pretty cool rollover county-by-county map showing ACA exchange enrollments in New York State:
Last week, the state's health department released demographic information on who used New York's new health insurance exchange to enroll in a health insurance plan.
The data showed how many people across New York signed up for private health insurance plans, enrolled in Medicaid and took advantage of Children's Health Plus.
In total, nearly 1 million people got health insurance coverage through New York State of Health, or about 5 percent of the state's population. The exchanges were created by the Affordable Care Act.
Capital broke that down by county: We found Queens County had the highest percentage (6.78) of its population enroll while Madison County (2.86) had the lowest. But in Madison about half the people who enrolled signed up for a Medicaid plan while half signed up for private insurance. In Queens, twice as many people signed up for Medicaid compared to a private insurance plan.
Capital's map illustrates just how widespread enrollment was and how quickly it became part of the fabric of New York.
Unfortunately, this still only includes enrollment data through April 19th, the day of the last official HHS report. I've contacted the NY State of Health exchange twice and they've made it very clear that they, like the HHS Dept., will not be issuing regular enrollment updates during the "off season".
This is incredibly frustrating and bewildering for me. By my calculations, New York should be averaging somewhere between 360 - 460 additional QHP enrollments per day at the moment, and should have added a good 26,000 or more through the end of June. It'd be nice to know whether I'm in the ballpark.