0 0 Nov. 974 Dec. 882 Respondents Respondents Jan. 528 Feb. 1,013 20 40 60 80 100% 10% 34% 56% 56% 26% 11% 7% Shopped but did not enroll Shopped but did not enroll Have not shopped Have not shopped Selected new policy Selected new policy Kept old policy Nov. 872 Dec. 795 Jan. 512 Feb. 1,083 20 40 60 80 100% Previously uninsured Previously insured The majority of people who did not have insurance most of last year reported they have not shopped for a health plan. The number is increasing but still only one in 10 have selected a new policy. More people who were insured most of last year shopped in the exchange and followed through to purchase a new plan.

* The survey defined uninsured people as those who qualify for private health plans sold through the federal exchange, Healthcare.gov, or one of 14 separate state insurance marketplaces. It does not include anyone who is uninsured and has an income low enough that they qualify for Medicaid, a public insurance program that is being expanded under the law in about half the states. Survey dates: Nov. 25 to Dec. 6, Dec. 16-20, Jan. 6-10 and Feb. 4-13.

SOURCE: McKinsey & Co. GRAPHIC: Darla Cameron - The Washington Post. Published March 6, 2014.