2015 made history. The uninsured rate fell below 10 percent for the first time on record, we found out that more than 17 million Americans had gained health coverage, and HealthCare.gov handled unprecedented demand ahead of the deadline for January 1 coverage.
So before we close the books on 2015 and jump into 2016, let’s take a stroll down memory lane.
Here’s a roundup of the top online resources we shared in 2015 — 51 state profiles, 12 reports, seven toolkits, four maps, three issue briefs, three digital tools, two infographics, and a partridge in a pear tree. (There wasn’t actually a partridge in a pear tree.)
51 state profiles
For every state (and the District of Columbia), check out these snapshots and in-depth data tables to see how the uninsured landscape changed after two years of Affordable Care Act enrollment. (Here’s a walk-through of what you can learn from each.)
12 State of Enrollment reports
Whether you’re working on outreach to faith communities, thinking about hosting an event for National Youth Enrollment Day in January, or wondering how your hospital can get involved, or more, there’s a newly updated toolkit for you.
Four interactive maps
County by county, see how the uninsured rate dropped from 2013 to 2015. Find out our data model’s estimate for the 2015 uninsured rate in your county. And zoom in on the number of marketplace plan selections made in each county.
Three issue briefs
A framework for the future of health insurance literacy, findings on the effectiveness of in-person application assistance, and the connections between filing taxes and enrolling in and retaining health coverage — three big topics with three in-depth issue briefs to dig into.
Three digital tools
- Get quick estimates of how much financial help they’d qualify for to get covered.
- Find locations (and even schedule appointments) for free in-person enrollment help.
- Compare total personalized estimated yearly costs for all the marketplace plans in their area.
In short, these tools empower people with facts and resources that make them more likely to get covered and stay covered. Find how you can embed the tools on your site for free.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are two thousand words’ worth:
And one unchanging mission: helping as many Americans as possible get covered and stay covered under the Affordable Care Act.
Here’s to another year of connecting people to quality, affordable health coverage. We hope you have a happy (and healthy!) holiday season. See you in 2016!