Sign-ups in the public exchanges run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) increased 111 percent in the final four to six weeks of the open enrollment period, according to a new analysis.
The state-based exchanges increased enrollment by 60 percent, researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania found.
The “partnership exchanges” — exchanges in which states worked with HHS – increased enrollment by 89 percent.
Overall, researchers concluded, the final enrollment figures “reveal that the federally facilitated exchanges and some of the troubled state-based ones made up some ground.”
The data found that overall, state-based marketplaces still enrolled a higher percentage of eligible enrollees (32.5 percent) compared to the federally run exchanges (26.3 percent) and the partnership exchanges (26 percent).