Friday, April 10, 2015

One step forward, two steps...

So, even as the 2105 Open Enrollment season was (illegally) extended and expanded, turns out all was not a bed of roses, especially for Tar Heel State residents:

"North Carolina had a higher attrition rate out of Obamacare exchange plans than many other states."

North Carolina uses the Federal Exchange (like 36 others), and saw only about three quarters of its ObamaTax enrollees re-up this year. There doesn't seem to be any clear-cut explanation for the large discrepancy between different states' attrition rates.

That last observation may, in fact, be key: what, exactly, drives folks in different areas to either sign up or forgo coverage from year to year? Be interesting to see the rate differentials between the various states; cost would obviously be a major factor.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Jeff M]
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