Open Enrollment Sees Large Numbers Sign Up for Healthcare


Share On Social!

On January 31, 2017, the latest period of Open Enrollment for health care coverage ended with more than 9.2 million plans selected in states that use the eligibility and enrollment platform. This marks a 25% increase from the previous year.

The Open Enrollment period saw about 3 million are new consumers sign up for coverage through the Marketplace. This accounts 33% of all plan selections being from new consumers.

Over 4.2 million Latinos have gained health insurance since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This has lowered the rate of Latino uninsured by 7.7%.

In order to reduce health disparities, it is critical to address inequities in programs, practices, and policies. Join our site, connect with others, and get involved.

Healthcare advocates continued working to lower this rate and outreach this year was at a higher rate than ever. During this latest Open Enrollment phase, over 996,000 used the Spanish-language website and over 865,000 consumers called the Marketplace call center to speak with a Spanish-speaking representative.

The heavily Latino-populated states of Florida (23.72% Latino population) and Texas (38.42% Latino population) saw the highest number of signups during this recent period. North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia were the next highest.

At the city level, the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (70.68%), Atlanta (5%), Houston (37.6%), Dallas (41.72%), and Orlando-Daytona Beach (28.93%) saw the highest numbers of registrations.

Read more about this story here.

Read stories similar to this one:

  • ACE has a new key #policy position statement – The #InactivityEpidemic. #SaludAmerica
  • New report highlights community involvement in creating #HealthEquity. #SaludAmerica

By The Numbers By The Numbers



of Latinos remain without health insurance coverage

Share your thoughts