State-by-State Breakdown: How Many People in Your State Will Lose Their Health Plan Due to Obamacare?
The Associated Press on Saturday said at least 3.5 million Americans will lose their current health plans because of President Barack Obama’s signature health care program and released a chart showing a state-by-state breakdown.
“Millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance are being informed that their policies will no longer be offered starting in the new year because they do not meet the higher standards of the Affordable Care Act,” the AP said. “The actual number of people receiving the notices is unclear, with data unavailable in half the states.”
Here is the AP’s chart, breaking down the numbers state-by-state:
Alabama 90,000 Alaska 5,300 Arizona State not tracking Arkansas State not tracking California 900,000 Colorado Not available Connecticut Not available Delaware Not available District of Columbia 21,300 Florida 330,000 Georgia 400,000 Hawaii State not tracking Idaho 105,000 Illinois Not available Indiana 108,000 Iowa 1,000 Kansas State not tracking Kentucky 130,000 Louisiana 10,000 Maine Existing plans automatically switched Maryland Not available Massachusetts Not available Michigan 225,000 Minnesota 140,000 Mississippi 600 Missouri State not tracking Montana State not tracking Nebraska State not tracking Nevada State not tracking New Hampshire 20,000 New Jersey 150,000 New Mexico 26,000 New York 100,000 North Carolina 160,000 North Dakota State not tracking Ohio State not tracking Oklahoma None (notification deadline extended) Oregon 150,000 Pennsylvania 215,000-250,000 Rhode Island Existing plans automatically switched South Carolina State not tracking South Dakota State not tracking Tennessee State not tracking Texas State not tracking Utah State not tracking Vermont Not available Virginia State not tracking Washington 290,000 West Virginia State not tracking Wisconsin State not tracking Wyoming 3,200
According to the AP, the numbers used in the chart reflect “reporting by AP staffers in each state and the District of Columbia, as of Friday.”
A report published by NBC News earlier this week said the Obama administration knew for at least three years that millions of Americans would not be able to keep their current health plans under the Affordable Care Act.