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86 percent of Texas consumers who signed up for Obamacare are getting financial assistance

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As the Feb. 15 deadline approaches, HHS encourages consumers to enroll in a quality, affordable coverage through the Marketplace

As the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up approaches, HHS is encouraging Texas consumers to check out their options for quality affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. As of Jan. 16, 918,890 Texas consumers selected or were automatically reenrolled in Marketplace coverage. According to a report with additional details released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, of the 918,890 consumers in Texas who selected or were automatically reenrolled in plans:

86 percent selected a plan with financial assistance
38 percent were under 35 years of age
56 percent reenrolled in a Marketplace plan and 44 percent selected a plan for the first time.
“We’re pleased that in Texas, 918,890 people are signed up for Marketplace coverage, and 86 percent are able to lower their costs even further by getting tax credits, making a difference in the lives of so many families,” HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said. “The deadline to sign up for coverage is just a few weeks away. We are encouraging Texas consumers to visit, call the call center or get in touch with a local assister to check out their options for quality, affordable coverage. We still have a lot of work to do before February 15, but are encouraged by the strong interest we’ve seen so far.”

Nationwide, 9.5 million consumers selected or were automatically reenrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage through the Marketplace through Jan 16. More than 7.1 million were in the 37 states, including Texas, using the platform and 2.4 million were in the 14 states (including Washington, D.C.) using their own Marketplace platforms.

Open Enrollment in the Marketplace runs from Nov. 15, 2014, through Feb. 15, 2015. Consumers should visit to review and compare health plan options. Find local help at: Or call the Federally-facilitated Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users should call 1-855- 889-4325. Translation services are available. The call is free.

The information contained in this report provides the most systematic summary of enrollment-related activity in the Marketplaces to date. Data for the various metrics are counted using comparable definitions for data elements across states and Marketplace types.

To read the monthly enrollment report visit:

For a breakdown of plan selection data at the zip code level through Jan. 16 visit:
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