17% of potentially eligible Americans visited Affordable Care Act marketplaces in October, according to a survey by the Commonwealth Fund. Of those visitors, 20% were young people between the ages of 19-29, and 20% of those who visited actually enrolled in a plan. 60% of survey respondents were aware of aware of the purpose of the health care exchanges; of those that did not enroll, 37% cited technical problems with the exchange web sites as the reason for not enrolling.
17 million individuals will qualify for insurance subsidies, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This number represents nearly 6 in 10 Americans eligible to participate in the ACA health insurance marketplaces. To receive a subsidy through the ACA, individuals must earn between 100-400% of the federal poverty line. Most of the individuals qualifying for subsidies reside in Texas, California, and Florida.