More than 33,000 Missourians enrolled in a health insurance plan through the federal HealthCare.gov marketplace as of Dec. 28. That number skyrocketed from the 4,124 who selected a plan in November, but it’s merely a fraction of the more than 800,000 uninsured in the state.
In Missouri there were about 71,000 applications, representing a request for coverage for nearly 113,000 people. Of the more than 93,000 eligible individuals in Missouri, almost half were not eligible for financial assistance.
Officials also said 24 percent of enrollees nationally are between the ages of 18 and 34. In Missouri, 25 percent of enrollees are between 18 and 34.