The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold tax subsidies that help people buy health insurance through the federal exchange was hailed across the country as a major win for the Affordable Care Act, protecting President Barack Obama’s health care law from a legal challenge that could have gutted it.
But what did the decision mean in Missouri? Relative to most of the rest of the country, quite a bit.
More than 3.5 percent of the state’s population uses insurance purchased on the government exchange. Missouri ranked 10th among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. by percentage of “effectuated” enrollment in plans selected through the Health Insurance Marketplaces, according to the latest enrollment snapshot.
Missouri Business Alert summarized the latest data on Affordable Care Act tax credits and enrollment in the infographic below: