Survey of Experiences with Marketplaces in October: Americans Needing Coverage Are Determined to Keep Trying

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<p>A new <a href="/publications/publication/2013/nov/americans-experiences-health-insurance-marketplaces-results-first">Commonwealth Fund survey</a> finds that more than half of U.S. adults who are potentially eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but who have not yet signed up for a plan, say they will likely try to enroll or find out about financial help by the end of March 2014, the close of the open enrollment period. </p><p>The results, reported in <a href="/publications/publication/2013/nov/americans-experiences-health-insurance-marketplaces-results-first">Americans’ Experiences in the Health Insurance Marketplaces: Results from the First Month,</a> also show that 17 percent of adults who are potentially eligible for coverage have visited a health insurance marketplace to buy coverage, via mail, Internet, phone, or in person. Despite the website problems, one of five of these visitors reported enrolling in a health plan. The survey, conducted between October 9 and 27, also finds that awareness of the marketplaces is up substantially since late this summer. </p>
<p>Also be sure to check out our <a href="/publications/infographic/2013/nov/majority-eligible-adults-likely-shop-coverage-health-insurance">infographic</a> on the survey results. </p>