Report: Just 26 Percent of Obamacare Enrollees Previously Uninsured

by Andrew Johnson

Only about one in four people who enrolled in a health insurance plan through the Obamacare exchange were previously uninsured, according to a new report by McKinsey. The number may be even lower for those who have paid.

The consulting firm found that just 26 percent of those who selected new 2014 Affordable Care Act plans on the exchanges were uninsured prior to their enrollment.

The Manhattan Institute’s Avik Roy concludes that when factoring in those that have actually paid thus far, the percentages goes down to about 22 percent, which comes out to approximately 1.7 million enrollees out of the administration’s celebrated 8 million figure.

About another 865,000 previously uninsured people purchased a plan outside of the exchange, Roy finds, raising the number of the newly insured from qualified private Obamacare plans to about 2.6 million.

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