5 Things to Know About New Health Insurance Enrollees

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A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey has found the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act motivated many non-group enrollees to purchase health insurance coverage.

Below are five things to know about non-group health insurance enrollees.

1. Nearly 60 percent of those who purchased non-group coverage off of the federal health exchange were previously uninsured.

2. The majority of those who were uninsured when they purchased non-group coverage on the federal marketplace had not had coverage for two years or more.

3. Seventy percent of those who were uninsured when they purchased non-group coverage said they decided to buy insurance because of the PPACA, while just over 25 percent said they would have purchased health insurance anyway.

4. Seventeen percent of people with PPACA-compliant plans report being in fair or poor health, while only 6 percent of people with non-compliant plans — those who have plans they purchased before the PPACA rules went into effect —would make that report.

5. Twenty percent of people who purchased their health insurance off of the exchange report being in fair or poor health.

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