The online health insurance marketplace has been open for just over three months and new figures from the U.S. Dept Health show just over 3,300 Alaskans have signed up.
While numbers jumped in December, they’re still well short of Enroll Alaska’s original forecasts. COO Tyann Boling said they were interrupted by those early website glitches…
Boling: “We’d like to be seeing 100 to 200 people signing up a day, we have the capacity to do that. We have the ability to get those people enrolled, I just think there has been some hesitation from the public, due to the known errors with the website.”
The numbers were calculated as of December 28 of last year.
Taking a closer look at the breakdown, more than 80 percent of those who signed up will receive federal subsidies. When it comes to gender, there was almost an even split, with men making up 48 percent of Alaskans enrolled.
The age gap, possibly the most important statistic when it comes to the viability of the law, looked balanced in Alaska. The majority were aged 55 – 64, making up 29 percent, but close behind was the 18-34 age group with 27 percent.