Affordable Care Act enrollment surges in Arkansas
Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act jumped 56% in Arkansas from last year to this year.
The big picture: A record 21.3 million people signed up on ACA marketplaces this year, with the largest enrollment increases tallied in "red" states, Axios' Jason Millman writes.
Why it matters: The 30.7% annual increase in ACA signups nationwide comes as former President Trump's renewed calls for repeal have again raised doubts about the law's future.
- Enrollment figures released Wednesday by federal health officials indicate that Republican-leaning states would be greatly affected by the law's repeal.
- It's one of 12 states with an increase of more than 40%. Only Maine and D.C. saw enrollment shrink.
The intrigue: Some of the enrollment surge can likely be attributed to a portion of the millions who've recently lost Medicaid coverage moving to the marketplaces.
The Biden administration also boosted enrollment outreach and closed a "glitch" in the law that kept some families from accessing subsidies.
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