How many remain eligible for private insurance through Maryland exchange?

Potential remaining eligible for Maryland health exchange in spring 2016
Potential remaining eligible for Maryland health exchange in 2016
Source: SHADAC

Maryland Health Connection has cut by 40 percent the number of Marylanders who were eligible for private insurance coverage when the state marketplace began three years ago. That leaves about 240,000 individuals who remain eligible for private coverage through MarylandHealthConnection.gov An estimated 405,000 were eligible when the marketplace began in 2013.

Potential initially eligible for Maryland health exchange in 2013 Source: SHADAC
Potential initially eligible for Maryland health exchange in 2013
Source: SHADAC

These estimates come from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the University of Minnesota.

SHADAC applied Maryland’s 2016 enrollment data to Census regions known as PUMAs (Public Use Microdata Areas) to assess how many eligible Marylanders remain. It excluded estimates of unauthorized immigrants and of uninsured workers who declined qualified health coverage from their employer — individuals who would not be eligible for financial assistance under the Affordable Care Act. It included adults under 65 with private non-group health insurance and incomes above 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level who could be eligible for financial assistance through Maryland Health Connection.

SHADAC notes that its analysis is a high-level indicator — not an absolute accounting — of the remaining eligible in a given area. This chart details SHADAC’s breakdown by PUMA of the remaining eligible uninsured population throughout Maryland:

 

PUMA Geographic Area Covered by PUMA PUMA Population Size Potentially  Eligible Prior to Marketplace Opening 2013 (Adjusted) Remaining Eligible After 2015 Open Enrollment Remaining Eligible After 2016 Open Enrollment % Remaining Eligible From Original Estimate
100 Allegany and Garrett counties – Cumberland 78,707 4,678 3,029 2,688 57%
200 Washington County – Hagerstown 119,568 8,188 5,884 5,043 62%
301 Frederick County (Outside Greater Frederick City) 108,474 6,244 3,909 3,171 51%
302 Frederick County (Central) – Greater Frederick City 101,137 8,572 6,131 5,252 61%
400 Carroll County 141,745 12,161 9,218 8,475 70%
501 Baltimore County (Outer) 100,750 9,526 6,864 6,163 65%
502 Baltimore County – Randallstown (East), Owings Mills, Milford Mill and Reisterstown 118,115 8,470 5,522 4,693 55%
503 Baltimore County – Pikesville (South), Lochearn, Cockeysville and Mays Chapel 91,864 6,674 4,076 3,517 53%
504 Baltimore County – Towson (East & Central), Parkville and Carney 104,902 8,821 6,492 5,815 66%
505 Baltimore County – Perry Hall, Middle River and Rosedale 93,298 8,752 6,298 5,570 64%
506 Baltimore County – Dundalk, Essex and Edgemere 87,178 7,378 5,536 4,902 66%
507 Baltimore County – Catonsville, Woodlawn and Arbutus 98,081 7,694 5,456 4,859 63%
601 Harford County (North and West) – Bel Air, Fallston and Jarrettsville 110,386 9,891 7,439 6,806 69%
602 Harford County (South and East) – Aberdeen and Havre de Grace 103,956 8,179 6,299 5,806 71%
700 Cecil County 87,859 7,583 5,913 5,429 72%
801 Baltimore City – Sandtown-Winchester, Ashburton and Mount Washington 110,338 5,154 2,817 2,171 42%
802 Baltimore City – Guilford, Roland Park and Druid Lake 95,963 4,249 2,236 1,681 40%
803 Baltimore City – Frankford, Belair-Edison and Loch Raven 105,025 5,900 3,880 3,358 57%
804 Baltimore City – Inner Harbor, Canton and Bayview 117,514 9,122 6,990 6,411 70%
805 Baltimore City – Irvington, Ten Hills and Cherry Hill 109,593 7,450 5,698 5,081 68%
901 Howard County (West) – Columbia (West) and Ellicott City (Northwest) 112,753 8,796 5,544 4,788 54%
902 Howard County (East) – Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) and Elkridge 155,902 15,051 10,595 9,456 63%
1001 Montgomery County (North and West) – Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg and Darnestown 120,357 9,447 5,614 4,447 47%
1002 Montgomery County (West Central) – Germantown and Montgomery Village 127,133 14,885 10,279 8,780 59%
1003 Montgomery County (Central) – Rockville, Gaithersburg and North Potomac 160,809 8,977 2,947 1,269 14%
1004 Montgomery County (South) – Bethesda, Potomac and North Bethesda 150,758 14,490 10,272 8,854 61%
1005 Montgomery County (East Central) – Wheaton, Aspen Hill and Glenmont 120,876 14,577 9,560 8,073 55%
1006 Montgomery County (East) – Fairland, Calverton, White Oak and Burtonsville 100,073 9,390 4,983 3,666 39%
1007 Montgomery County (Southeast) – Takoma Park and Silver Spring 100,945 10,163 5,922 4,588 45%
1101 Prince George’s County (Northwest) – College Park and Langley Park 113,696 10,839 7,653 6,675 62%
1102 Prince George’s County (North) – Laurel, Greenbelt (North and East) and Beltsville 120,069 13,003 8,976 7,895 61%
1103 Prince George’s County (Northwest) – New Carrollton and Hyattsville (Southeast) 94,779 9,962 6,961 5,811 58%
1104 Prince George’s County (Central) – Seat Pleasant City, Capitol Heights and Landover 94,475 7,697 5,731 4,995 65%
1105 Prince George’s County (East) – Bowie, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville and Lanham 153,140 12,023 8,470 7,300 61%
1106 Prince George’s County (South) – Clinton, Fort Washington (South), Rosaryville and Croom 110,533 4,156 2,435 1,868 45%
1107 Prince George’s County (Southwest) – Oxon Hill, Hillcrest Heights and Temple Hills 105,018 6,355 4,563 3,852 61%
1201 Anne Arundel County (Northwest) – Severn, Odenton, Crofton, Maryland City and Fort Meade 141,628 9,155 6,423 5,453 60%
1202 Anne Arundel County (North) – Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ferndale and Brooklyn Park 96,424 6,504 4,364 3,666 56%
1203 Anne Arundel County (Central) – Severna Park, Arnold and Lake Shore 115,846 9,945 7,351 6,590 66%
1204 Anne Arundel County (Southeast) – Annapolis, Parole, Annapolis Neck and Edgewater 122,736 8,030 5,141 4,370 54%
1300 Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester and Kent Counties 135,141 13,369 9,955 9,002 67%
1400 Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties – Salisbury 144,283 13,686 9,820 8,702 64%
1500 St. Mary’s and Calvert counties 176,575 12,763 10,282 9,539 75%
1600 Charles County – La Plata and Waldorf 135,076 7,055 4,877 4,166 59%
Total Eligible for ACA Coverage 405,004 278,405 240,696 59%