|By Stephen T. Watson, The Buffalo News, N.Y.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
That is one of the findings of a detailed analysis, released today, of the initial, six-month enrollment period in the NY State of Health exchange.
The exchanges set up in
The highlights include:
--55 percent of exchange enrollees signed up for
--Three-fourths of the 370,604 people who enrolled in a private health plan were eligible for one of the financial subsidies meant to bring down the cost of their insurance. The average tax credit they received was
--74 percent of people who signed up for coverage through the exchange did so after
--81 percent of people who enrolled through the exchange reported that they were uninsured at the time. That percentage was higher for people who signed up for
--Exchange enrollment roughly followed state population trends, though
--One-quarter of people who enrolled in a private health plan are 55 to 64 years old, and 23 percent of those enrollees are 45 to 54 years old, and combined they account for nearly half of enrollees in private health plans.
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