By the Numbers: National Health Insurance Market in December 2021

  • Although the pandemic-driven economic crisis led to a massive increase in unemployment, loss of commercial health coverage has not been as great as predicted, and enrollment has rebounded over the past year. Meanwhile, the launch of a special enrollment period for the federal health insurance exchange and the temporarily expanded premium subsidies in the individual market led to membership growth in managed Medicaid and exchange plans, according to AIS’s Directory of Health Plans. Among the top five Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, all but BCBS of Illinois saw enrollment increases compared with December 2020. Read more
  • Jinghong Chen

    Jinghong produces infographics and data stories on health insurance and specialty pharmacy for AIS Health. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting. Before joining AIS in 2018, she worked at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese.

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