Jamie Dupree – WSB Radio

New enrollment numbers for Obama health law

Enrollments for insurance under the Obama health law picked up in November according to new data released by the federal government, as almost 365,000 people had signed up for coverage by November 30, but those numbers are still far short of original estimates by Obama Administration officials.

The numbers show that 110,410 people signed up through healthcare.gov in November – the total enrollments through the federal exchange stood at 137,204 at the end of November.

That was still less than the 15 states that set up their own exchanges, as 148,087 enrolled for health insurance in November, for a total of 227,478.

Some of the numbers look healthy, like over 107,000 people signed up in California. New York is second, with Florida third – the best of any state in the federal exchange at 17,908.

But at the other end, there are 10 states that couldn’t break 2,000 signups in two months, and 11 states with less than 1,000 people signed up for private health insurance coverage.

Oregon is the worst at 44 enrollments overall – but that is mainly due to the complete breakdown of that state’s website.

North Dakota has signed up only 265 people, South Dakota just 372.

Here is the state-by-state breakdown on health insurance signups – the data shows enrollments in October, November and the running total of the people who have selected a plan – whether they have paid for it or not.

First, for the 15 states running their own exchange:

State October November Total
California 35,364 71,723 107,087
Colorado 3,736 6,244 9,980
Connecticut 4,418 7,213 11,631
DC N/A N/A N/A
Hawaii N/A N/A 444
Kentucky 5,586 7,559 13,145
Maryland 1,284 2,474 3,758
Massachusetts N/A N/A 1,138
Minnesota 1,774 2,704 4,478
Nevada 1,217 3,617 4,834
New York 16,404 29,109 45,513
Oregon N/A N/A 44
Rhode Island 1,192 1,477 2,669
Vermont 1,325 3,662 4,987
Washington 7,091 10,679 17,770
State Exchanges 79,391 148,087 227,478

Now the 35 states that go through the federal exchange:

State October November Total
Idaho 338 1,392 1,730
New Mexico 172 762 934
Alabama 624 2,824 3,448
Alaska 53 345 398
Arizona 739 2,862 3,601
Arkansas 250 1,154 1,404
Delaware 97 334 431
Florida 3,571 14,337 17,908
Georgia 1,390 5,469 6,859
Illinois 1,370 5,673 7,043
Indiana 701 2,791 3,492
Iowa 136 621 757
Kansas 371 1,484 1,855
Louisiana 387 1,806 2,193
Maine 271 1,476 1,747
Michigan 1,329 5,518 6,847
Mississippi 148 654 802
Missouri 751 3,373 4,124
Montana 212 1,170 1,382
Nebraska 338 1,627 1,965
New Hampshire 269 1,300 1,569
New Jersey 741 2,518 3,259
North Carolina 1,662 7,308 8,970
North Dakota 42 223 265
Ohio 1,150 4,522 5,672
Oklahoma 346 1,327 1,673
Pennsylvania 2,207 9,581 11,788
South Carolina 572 2,189 2,761
South Dakota 58 314 372
Tennessee 992 3,515 4,507
Texas 2,991 11,047 14,038
Utah 357 1,508 1,865
Virginia 1,023 3,923 4,946
West Virginia 174 601 775
Wisconsin 877 4,426 5,303
Wyoming 85 436 521
Federal Exchange 26,794 110,410 137,204

 

Now here is a state-by-state list of enrollments in terms of raw numbers, from first to worst:

State October November Total
California 35,364 71,723 107,087
New York 16,404 29,109 45,513
Florida 3,571 14,337 17,908
Washington 7,091 10,679 17,770
Texas 2,991 11,047 14,038
Kentucky 5,586 7,559 13,145
Pennsylvania 2,207 9,581 11,788
Connecticut 4,418 7,213 11,631
Colorado 3,736 6,244 9,980
North Carolina 1,662 7,308 8,970
Illinois 1,370 5,673 7,043
Georgia 1,390 5,469 6,859
Michigan 1,329 5,518 6,847
Ohio 1,150 4,522 5,672
Wisconsin 877 4,426 5,303
Vermont 1,325 3,662 4,987
Virginia 1,023 3,923 4,946
Nevada 1,217 3,617 4,834
Tennessee 992 3,515 4,507
Minnesota 1,774 2,704 4,478
Missouri 751 3,373 4,124
Maryland 1,284 2,474 3,758
Arizona 739 2,862 3,601
Indiana 701 2,791 3,492
Alabama 624 2,824 3,448
New Jersey 741 2,518 3,259
South Carolina 572 2,189 2,761
Rhode Island 1,192 1,477 2,669
Louisiana 387 1,806 2,193
Nebraska 338 1,627 1,965
Utah 357 1,508 1,865
Kansas 371 1,484 1,855
Maine 271 1,476 1,747
Idaho 338 1,392 1,730
Oklahoma 346 1,327 1,673
New Hampshire 269 1,300 1,569
Arkansas 250 1,154 1,404
Montana 212 1,170 1,382
Massachusetts N/A N/A 1,138
New Mexico 172 762 934
Mississippi 148 654 802
West Virginia 174 601 775
Iowa 136 621 757
Wyoming 85 436 521
Hawaii N/A N/A 444
Delaware 97 334 431
Alaska 53 345 398
South Dakota 58 314 372
North Dakota 42 223 265
Oregon N/A N/A 44