Uninsured slow to sign up
A new survey by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. shows that just one in 10 previously uninsured people eligible for a new health plan through the exchanges have signed up for a plan as of February. Read related article.
* 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.