More than 120,000 Arizonans Use Marketplace To Get Health Insurance

May 01, 2014

(Courtesy of Healthcare.gov)
More than 120,000 Arizonans used the health insurance marketplace to get health coverage.

More than 120,000 Arizonans signed up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act federal marketplace, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Kim VanPelt is with St. Luke’s Health Initiative, which was part of a statewide effort to enroll people through the marketplace.   

“This first year we estimate that about a quarter of those who are eligible for the marketplace were enrolled,” said VanPelt. 

VanPelt said she expects it to take about five years to get health coverage for all of the uninsured in Arizona. She said navigators are already planning for the next open enrollment period starting in November.