MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” program has just returned with a series of questions about enrollment in the federal health insurance exchanges, and we wanted to take a closer look at the numbers.
We also wanted to find out how many Americans were enrolled in health insurance plans through the state exchanges.
Our first question: how many have signed up?
Health care experts estimate that about 18 million people are currently enrolled in exchanges, with more than a million signing up this week alone.
That’s about 4.4 percent of the population.
The average age of a state’s enrollment is now 39.1 years, which puts it in the top five states for average age.
The number of uninsured people in that top five is also roughly the same as it was last year.
But as you might expect, the most recent enrollment numbers show a significant dip in enrollment.
The uninsured rate dropped by about 5.3 percent from January to February, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That’s about 7.6 million people.
That number includes the roughly 11.2 million people who have been newly enrolled since last fall.
In the first six months of this year, there were about 715,000 new enrollees, and the next six months will likely bring more people in.
For now, we’re seeing that the most people are not in the exchanges but have other options, such as Medicaid or Medicare, which cover health care for the poor.
That is a big concern for President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly said that health care should be provided through a government-run exchange.
A new analysis from Avalere Health, a consulting firm, suggests that there are about 4 million more uninsured Americans in states that have expanded Medicaid than the one-third of the country that is now covered.
And that’s not all: Avalere’s analysis also found that the number of people enrolled in Medicaid is likely to be about 4 percent higher than the average in those states.
Still, the number in states expanding Medicaid has been dropping for several years, and it’s clear that the percentage of uninsured in those plans is going to rise as the market for coverage expands.