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Montana Among Top States For ACA Enrollment

Kaiser Family Foundation

Montana is doing a better job than most states at getting people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 45 percent of Montanans who are eligible to buy insurance had done so, as of February 15. Those eligible to buy insurance are generally anyone who doesn’t already have coverage through their job, a spouse or a government program like Medicare or Medicaid.

Montana’s 45 percent sign up rate is four points higher than the national rate of 41%. Montana ranks 14th among all states. The top state is Vermont with a 70 percent sign up rate. In last place is Iowa, where only 20 percent of those eligible to buy health coverage have done so.

See more data on health insurance enrollment from Kaiser Family Foundation.

Eric Whitney is NPR's Mountain West/Great Plains Bureau Chief, and was the former news director for Montana Public Radio.
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