Obamacare: Enrollment numbers and Medicaid expansion

updated 4:41 PM EST, Mar 12, 2014

An estimated 48 million Americans are uninsured. Americans are now required to have health insurance. If they aren’t already covered through a job or government program, they have the option to buy a policy through a health insurance marketplace or, in some states, to enroll in a newly expanded Medicaid program. Open enrollment through these programs runs through March 31, 2014. This map shows "the number of individuals who have selected a marketplace plan" in various states, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It also shows which states have expanded Medicaid and includes links to your marketplace options.

State-by-state

Medicaid expansion:
  • Yes
  • Maybe
  • No

Total number of individuals who have selected a marketplace plan: 4,242,325

Data current as of: March 1, 2014

Click on a state for more information.

Note: The status described as "individuals who have selected a marketplace plan" refers to people who have completed the application and selected a plan "with or without the first premium payment having been received by the Marketplace or the issuer," according to the HHS.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enrollment over time

Enrollment is defined as the number of individuals who have picked a health insurance plan from the Obamacare marketplace. Officials hope to reach 7 million by March's enrollment deadline.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Data current as of March 1, 2014

Enrollment by age

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Data current as of March 1, 2014

Financial assistance

Individuals below a certain income level who purchase a plan through the marketplace may qualify for financial assistance from the government.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Data current as of March 1, 2014