Most improved states – and what they tell us
States with big increases in ACA enrollment since December:
- Mississippi ↑ 116%
- Florida ↑ 88%
- Louisiana ↑ 87%
- Texas ↑ 75%
- Georgia ↑ 73%
This list is all fed marketplace states. Growth generally lower in state exchanges because enrollment was higher to begin with.
Let me point out a few things that are worth noting here:
- Texas is second only to California with regards to number of uninsured, and has now reached 33 % of its target, despite considerable obstruction and sabotage from Governor Perry and the GOP powerholders.
- Florida is third with regards to number of uninsured, having now reached 62 % of its target.
- Georgia is, I believe, rated fifth with regards to number of uninsured, behind New York (goal exceeded). Georgia is at 50 % fulfilment.
Between them, Texas, Florida and Georgia had enrolled 605,724 people per 02/01. That represents 18.4 % of total enrollments through the federal and state exchanges. The fact that three of the five most-improved states have such a large percentage of the America’s uninsured bodes well for a promising final February–March surge!