ICYMI: Building on our Current System Has Led to 16.3 Million Americans Gaining Health Care Coverage
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recent enrollment data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that a record 16.3 million Americans gained health care coverage through our current system during the 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP). The data is further proof that building on and improving what’s working in health care is more effective than starting over from scratch.
Recent data shows that:
- “A record-breaking more than 16.3 million people have selected a Marketplace health plan nationwide during the 2023 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period (OEP).” (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 01/25/23)
- 3.6 million Americans who selected plans are new to the Marketplace for 2023.
- 12.7 million Americans either had active 2022 coverage and made a plan selection for 2023 coverage or were automatically re-enrolled.
- Over 1.8 million more Americans have signed up for health insurance – a 13% increase from this time last year.
- “More people signed up for plans this year than ever before, and the uninsured rate is at an all-time low.” (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 01/25/23)
- Ninety-two percent of HealthCare.gov enrollees had access to options from three or more insurance companies when they shopped for plans. (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 01/25/23)
- Thanks to building on our current health care system, “four out of five people returning to HealthCare.gov being able to find a plan for $10 or less.” (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 01/25/23)
As data continues to show, building on and improving what’s working in health care is expanding access to affordable, high-quality health coverage and care. Recent polling also shows that voters support fixing what we have today more than creating new, government-controlled health insurance systems like the public option and Medicare for All.