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HHS: Florida has 1.2 million exchange plan enrollees

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The federally run public exchange programs are bringing in in the most customers in Florida and the smallest number in North Dakota.

Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have shed some light on state-level Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) 2015 open enrollment period activity by providing state-level exchange plan enrollment data for the first time. HHS exchange open enrollment started Nov. 15 and is set to end Feb. 15.

HHS runs the individual PPACA exchange programs in 37 states.

The HHS-run exchanges received a total of 332,318 applications during the week that ended Jan. 9, and they received qualified health plan (QHP) selection information for 163,050 people.

The HHS exchanges have received applications for 8.8 million people and QHP selection information for 6.8 million people.

At the state level, Florida is the leader. Residents there have submitted QHP selection information for 1.2 million people. The exchanges have also received QHP selection information for 859,377 people in Texas and 434,503 people in North Carolina.

The other states in which the HHS exchanges have received QHP selection information for more than 100,000 people are Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The HHS exchanges have attracted just 14,973 QHP selections in North Dakota. Other states with QHP selection information for fewer than 20,000 people include Alaska, Delaware, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Here’s the complete HHS QHP selection chart:

HealthCare.gov states

Cumulative Plan Selections (Nov. 15 – Jan. 9)

Alabama 126,061
Alaska 15,830
Arizona 160,466
Arkansas 52,364
Delaware 19,338
Florida 1,190,922
Georgia 398,781
Illinois 272,623
Indiana 175,447
Iowa 34,586
Kansas 75,836
Louisiana 126,454
Maine 59,126
Michigan 290,439
Mississippi 76,005
Missouri 197,539
Montana 45,278
Nebraska 57,479
Nevada 47,784
New Hampshire 44,976
New Jersey 202,732
New Mexico 40,972
North Carolina 434,503
North Dakota 14,973
Ohio 186,232
Oklahoma 95,165
Oregon 84,360
Pennsylvania 408,934
South Carolina 150,962
South Dakota 17,196
Tennessee 172,530
Texas 859,377
Utah 109,218
Virginia 298,981
West Virginia 26,236
Wisconsin 169,704
Wyoming 17,029