Eligibility is high across the board

A majority of applicants in a majority of states have been deemed eligible for a health insurance plan, regardless of the type of exchange operating in that state. This figure does not include applicants who are eligible for coverage under Medicaid or CHIP.

People in states with federal exchanges aren't submitting as many applications

Three states with a state-run health insurance exchange (Oregon, Maryland and Hawaii) have the worst applicant-to-total-population rate, but the entire bloc of states with the federal health insurance exchange fall directly behind them.

States with federal exchanges have the lowest success rates

Of the applicants who are deemed eligible, only a fraction have successfully enrolled in a health insurance plan. Again, states with the federal health insurance exchange form a cohesive bloc. This time, they represent the lowest rank.

States with a federal or partnership exchange

States with a state exchange

Eligibility rate

Percent of state population applying for coverage

Percent enrolled in a plan

The bulk of states with the federal health insurance exchange rank highly in terms of who is eligible for coverage.

Rhode Island, Maryland and Oregon (all with state exchanges) lag behind, but it's unclear whether this is because of technical issues with the online marketplace, bureaucratic hangups or data errors.

NOTE: Some data were not available for Hawaii, Maryland, New York and Oregon. Nevada, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia did not have sufficient data to be included.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services