In the States: Affordable Care Act Enrollment “Soars,” “Spikes,” “Surges” and “Takes Off”

For the first time today, as part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ regular reporting on enrollment in private health care plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, the department released demographic information on the enrollees, including breakdowns by age.

It’s fascinating and important stuff.  But we were also struck by the way in which local press stepped back and saw the even bigger story – that day after day, month after month, more and more of our friends and neighbors in every part of the country are getting the security and peace of mind of affordable coverage.  Reading the headlines below, it was a bright, shining reminder of one of the big reasons the President fought so hard to pass the Affordable Care Act in the first place.

  • Associated Press: “Health care enrollment spikes in Utah in December” 
  • Detroit Free Press: “Health insurance enrollment takes off in Michigan, nation for coverage under ACA”
  • Detroit News: “Feds: Michigan experiences 11-fold increase in health care sign-ups”
  • MLive: “Obamacare signups in Michigan spike in December; see demographic breakdown”
  • Sun-Sentinel:  “Obamacare enrollment gains traction in Florida”
  • Stevens Point Journal: “Obamacare enrollment soars in Wisconsin”
  • Palm Beach Post: “Florida’s Obamacare enrollment surges, as does the nation's”
  • Albuquerque Business First: “New Mexico’s enrollment soars”
  • Bellingham Herald: “Wash. one of top states in health care enrollment”
  • WSFA: “More Alabamians signing up for health insurance”
  • Capital New York: “Strong Obamacare numbers from NY exchange director”
  • Gannett: “More Hoosiers joined health exchange in December”
  • Des Moines Register: “7,500 Iowans have signed up for private insurance on, compared to 757 a month ago”
  • The Gazette: “Colorado health insurance enrollments continue at steady pace”
  • WRAL: “North Carolina fifth nationally in enrollment under health law”
  • Boise State Public Radio: “Idaho’s Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Increases 1,000 Percent”
  • WLTX: “Health Insurance Enrollment Spikes in South Carolina”
  • Billings Gazette: “Montana sign-ups for Obamacare policies surge in December”