The Biden-Harris administration announces a record-breaking 16.3 million people signed up for health care coverage in the ACA Marketplace during the 2022-2023 open enrollment season

HealthCare.gov signups have increased nearly 50% since President Biden took office, and 3.6 million people signed up for health care coverage on the Marketplace for the first time this year.

Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced that a record-breaking more than 16.3 million people have opted into Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace health plans nationwide during the 2023 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which begins Nov. 2022-Was run from Jan. 15, 2023 for most marketplaces. President Biden promised to strengthen and build on the Affordable Care Act, and this year, 10th In the year of ACA Open Enrollment, more Americans than ever before signed up for high-quality, affordable health insurance through the ACA Marketplace. Since President Biden took office, the number of people signing up for an affordable health care plan through HealthCare.gov has increased by nearly 50%. Because of the president’s plan, millions of working families saved an average of $800 on their health insurance premiums last year.

Total plan selections include 3.6 million people (22% of the total) who are new to the Marketplace for 2023, and 12.7 million people (78% of the total) who had active 2022 coverage and made a request for 2023 coverage. plan or automatically re-enrolled. More than 1.8 million people have signed up for health insurance, or a 13% increase from this time last year. The 3.6 million plan selections by people new to the Marketplace represent a 21% increase in new-to-Marketplace plan selections over the previous year.

“Unprecedented investments yield unprecedented results,” said HHS Secretary Javier Becerra. “Thanks to President Biden’s leadership, more than 16 million Americans have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace — an all-time high. The Biden-Harris administration has made lowering health care costs and expanding access to health insurance top priorities — and these record-breaking numbers show we’re delivering results for the American people. We will continue to do everything possible to ensure that more people have the peace of mind that comes with high quality, affordable health care.

CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-Lasur said, “President Biden has promised to build on the success of the Affordable Care Act and make it easier for people to enroll and get affordable, quality coverage, and that promise has been kept.” “On the tenth anniversary of the ACA Marketplace, the numbers speak for themselves: More people signed up for plans this year than ever before, and the uninsured rate is at an all-time low.”

The Biden-Harris administration has made expanding access to health insurance and reducing health care costs a top priority for America’s families, and under his leadership, the national uninsured rate reached its lowest point earlier this year, and The 2023 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period saw the most plan selections of any year since the launch of the ACA Marketplace ten years ago.

This year, individuals benefited from the highly competitive market. 92 percent of HealthCare.gov enrollees had access to a choice of three or more insurance companies when they shopped for plans. Also, new standardized plan options were available in 2023 through HealthCare.gov, helping consumers compare and choose plans. Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, this year more people continued to qualify for help buying quality health coverage with expanded financial assistance, resulting in four out of five people returning to HealthCare.gov for a $10 after tax credit. Be able to find a plan for or less. ,

Today’s snapshot represents activity through January 15, 2023 for 33 marketplaces using HealthCare.gov and through January 14 or 15, 2023 for 18 state-based marketplaces (SBMs) in 17 states and the District of Columbia who are using their abilities and skills. Enrollment Platform.

Marketplace enrollment snapshot overview:

Market and consumer type Cumulative 2023 OEP Plan Selection
Total: All Marketplaces 16,306,448
new customers 3,603,067
returning customers1 12,703,381
Total HealthCare.gov Marketplace 12,203,622
new customers 3,000,155
returning customers 9,203,467
Total SBM2 4,102,826
new customers 602,912
returning customers 3,499,914

While the 2023 open enrollment period has closed for the 33 marketplaces that use HealthCare.gov, state-based marketplaces have varying deadlines and enrollment is ongoing in many states. State-specific deadlines and other information are available in the State-Based Marketplace Open Enrollment Fact Sheet.

Individuals who meet certain conditions may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) and can determine if they are eligible by visiting HealthCare.gov, or CuidadoDeSalud.gov, or by calling 1-800-318-2596 are or not


endnotes

1 The returning consumer metric in this report includes both consumers who returned to their respective Marketplace through the reporting date and selected a plan for 2023 coverage and consumers who returned to their 2022 plan or suggested alternate plan has been automatically re-enrolled.

2 In addition to the reported plan selections, New York and Minnesota have a Basic Health Program (BHP), which provides coverage to consumers whose income is less than 200 percent of the FPL, who are not eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, and are otherwise Will be eligible for QHP. From November 1 to January 14, 2023, a total of 1,114,406 people enrolled in BHP in New York. BHP data for Minnesota was not available at the time of this report.

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