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Infographic: The Obamacare Coverage Gap Map

Infographic: The Obamacare Coverage Gap Map

Posted Sep 05, 2017 by Jenifer Dorsey

How Many 2018 Carrier Options Will Your Health Insurance Exchange Offer?

The annual open enrollment period for Obamacare plans (i.e. individual major medical insurance) sold on and away from the state-based and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges begins November 1, 2017. Again, this year, the trend is toward fewer carriers participating in the state-based and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.[1]

Some states have only a single insurer offering exchange-based coverage in every county.[2] Where does yours stand so far? Our latest infographic looks at the current situation, as of August 23, 2017.[3]

 

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[1] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. "Fewer Issuers Apply to Participate in Health Insurance Exchanges for 2018." July 10, 2017. https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2017-Press-releases-items/2017-07-10.html

[2] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. "County by County Analysis of Current Projected Insurer Participation in Health Insurance Exchanges." August 23, 2017. https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/2017-08-23-Issuer-County-Map.pdf

[3] Ibid.