Millions Losing Coverage Seek Alternatives

Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment has increased due to millions losing employer sponsored coverage and employment across the nation. This enrollment spike nationwide may draw other insurers to state-based exchanges, reducing the per-person costs for insurers with the addition of healthy people looking for coverage. An increase in Medicaid rolls nationwide is partially due to states pausing eligibility redeterminations during the public health crisis as required under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. To date, Medicaid enrollment has increased 1.3 percent in Pennsylvania.