More than 11 Million Take Advantage of Open Enrollment


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Since the passing of the ACA, Latinos have benefitted from the benefitted greatly, reducing their rate of uninsured by nearly 8%. This year’s Open Enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace has proven this trend to again be correct. Hundreds of thousands of Latinos have again taken part and gotten coverage.

“Nationwide demand for health coverage is higher than ever, as Americans prove again that Marketplace coverage is vital to them and their families,” said Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell in a news release. “For Americans who have not yet signed up, it’s not too late.”

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In a new report from HHS, more than 11.5 million people nationwide had signed up for coverage through the end of 2016. In New York (18.17% Latino population) and Minnesota (4.91% Latino population) saw an increase of over 700,000 sign ups through their states’ Basic Health Programs (BHPs), which brought the number of people signing up for coverage to 12.2 million.

For Latinos, through December 24, 2016, 882,000 have signed up for coverage thus far.

“Open enrollment continues through January 31,” said Burwell. “Most consumers can find a plan for less than $75 per month in premiums, and millions are finding plans that meet their and their families’ needs.”

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