EHF analysis highlights Texas takeaways from Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment

Texans who participated in the 2015 open enrollment of Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace plans are more likely to be re-enrollees, receive federal subsidies and live in urban areas. That’s according to an Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) analysis of state-by-state statistics released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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HHS statistics show 1,096,868 Texans enrolled in Marketplace plans during the 2015 open enrollment period from November 1 – December 26, 2015. This compares to 918,890 Texans who enrolled in 2014 and 733,757 in 2013.

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EHF researchers extracted data from the federal report to learn more about the 2015 Texas enrollees such as whether they were new to the Marketplace or were re-enrolling, the kinds of plans they selected, and their demographic characteristics.

Here’s what we found:

  • Of the 1,096,868 Texas enrollees, 755,804 (69%) were re-enrollees and 341,064 (31%) were new enrollees.  (Figure 1 below)
  • Of the 1,096,868 Texas enrollees, 899,432 (82%) received federal subsidies and 197,436 (18%) did not. (Figure 2)

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  •  Of the 755,804 re-enrollees, 413,514 (55%) actively re-enrolled and 342,290 (45%) were auto-re-enrolled. (Figure 3)
  • Of the 413,514 active re-enrollees, 290,275 (70%) switched plans and 123,239 (30%) re-enrolled in the same plan. (Figure 4)

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For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Brian Sasser, EHF’s director of communications, at or 832-795-9404.