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Data Note: Changes in Enrollment in the Individual Market through Early 2019

13.7 million

were enrolled in individual market plans in early 2019, down 5% from 2018

A Look at People Who Have Persistently High Spending on Health Care

Just 1.3% of enrollees were responsible for 19.5% of overall health spending in employer coverage in 2017.

How Often Do Consumers Get Hit with Surprise Medical Bills?

We analyze the incidence of surprise bills as well as proposals to protect consumers from them.

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State Actions to Improve the Affordability of Insurance in the Individual Market

With individual market premiums rising in recent years, a number of states have taken steps to provide consumers with more affordable coverage options. We examine the different approaches and discuss the implications of state policy choices.

How Affordable are 2019 ACA Premiums for Middle-Income People?

Analysis: Premiums are least affordable for older adults who do not qualify for federal subsidies, especially in rural areas.

Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator

Use this tool to estimate what your premiums and tax credits for 2019 Affordable Care Act marketplace coverage could be based on your zip code, income, family size and age.