More than 200k Virginians select Marketplace plan

File/Medical records
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VIRGINIA (WAVY) — The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released a report Thursday, stating more than 200,000 Virginians have enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Of the eight million people across the nation who have selected a Marketplace plan, only about 216,356 of them are from Virginia, according to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Of those Virginians, the following was found to be true:

  • 54 percent were female and 46 percent were male
  • 39 percent were under the age of 35
  • 31 percent are between the ages of 18 and 34
  • 64 percent selected a Silver plan
  • 22 percent selected a Bronze plan
  • 82 percent selected a plan with financial assistance

Additionally, 36,556 Virginians enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, which is more than before the Marketplace opened last October, Sebelius said.

Virginia has not decided to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

To read the full marketplace enrollment report, click here. To read the medicaid enrollment report, click here.

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