Roughly 60 percent of Affordable Care Act public exchange users could see plans from three or more issuers on the 2017 menu, analysts say.
Another 20 percent may have a choice of plans from just two issuers, and 20 percent may have to make do with plans from just one issuer.
Pinal County, Arizona, could enter the 2017 open enrollment period with no individual exchange plans from any issuer.
The analysts, Cynthia Cox and Ashley Semanskee, give those estimates in a report distributed by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The analysts came up with their figures by using state insurance department filings, information from state-based exchange programs, and information from Healthcare.gov, an ACA exchange enrollment and administration system set up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The analysts tried to filter out the plans that could have been offered by insurers that are now cutting their 2017 exchange programs, but they note that the information publicly available does not necessarily include insurers that will be offering exchange plans for the first time in 2017.
Open enrollment for 2017 is set to start Nov. 1 and last until Jan. 31, 2017.
Election Day is Nov. 8.