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 actual number of people receiving the notices is unclear, with data unavailable in half the states.
Many states are not tracking the notices issued by insurers. Others are attempting to find out but do not yet have a count. Some states are tracking the policy notices through their insurance departments or health care exchanges. In other states, the largest private insurers are releasing the number of discontinuation notices they have issued.
This chart shows that at least 3.5 million Americans have received the notices so far. It reflects reporting by AP staffers in each state and the District of Columbia, as of Friday.
|State||Number of people with discontinued policies|
|Arizona||State not tracking|
|Arkansas||State not tracking|
|District of Columbia||21,300|
|Hawaii||State not tracking|
|Kansas||State not tracking|
|Maine||Existing plans automatically switched|
|Missouri||State not tracking|
|Montana||State not tracking|
|Nebraska||State not tracking|
|Nevada||State not tracking|
|North Dakota||State not tracking|
|Ohio||State not tracking|
|Oklahoma||None (notification deadline extended)|
|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|
|Virginia||State not tracking|
|West Virginia||State not tracking|
|Wisconsin||State not tracking|
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