Over 200,000 Tennesseans Enrolled Through Health Insurance Marketplace

affordable care2Figures released this week show that more than 231,000 Tennesseans have enrolled in the federal health insurance marketplace passed into law at the urging of President Obama.
Federal health officials say 82 percent of those consumers who got insurance through Healthcare.gov qualified for an average tax credit of $213 per month to help them pay their premiums, and 34 percent of those enrolled are under the age of 35.
There are an estimated 280,000 low-income Tennesseans who lack insurance and who do not qualify for help pay for coverage on the federal exchange. Gov. Haslam unsuccessfully tried to get the legislature to pass a bill to cover them.