Mazel Tov to the #ACA on its bar mitzvah! #ACA13 (Part 5)
Note: I'm breaking this analysis into several sections:
Next up: Age brackets, gender, racial/ethnic groups and urban/rural communities. I'm also throwing in the stand-alone Dental Plan table for the heck of it since I don't know where else to include it.
I don't have a ton to say about any of these, really. It's always interesting to me to see that nearly 2% of ACA exchange enrollees are 65 or older. Not sure why they aren't on Medicare but I'm sure there are logical reasons.
It's also worth noting that Utah has the highest percent of enrollees under 35 years old; this makes sense since Utah has the youngest median aged-population in the country. By no small coincidence, Utah also has the lowest unsubsidized ACA premiums in the nation. Conversely, only 24% of West Virginia enrollees are under 35 years old. West Virginia has the 5th oldest median aged-population which likely explains some of this, but it also, again, has by far the highest unsubsidized ACA premiums nationally.
The only other thing I can think to write about these tables is that over 4 out of 5 ACA enrollees on the federal exchange live in "non-rural" communities (which doesn't just include big cities; it also includes the suburbs). Urban/rural data for the 18 state-based exchanges isn't available, but given that most of these are solid blue states, and Democrats tend to live in urban areas, my guess is that it would be even higher if they were included.
Not much to say about the stand-alone dental plan data either, other than that around 2.3 million people enrolled in one this year.