New County Numbers Show Substantional Increases in Health Insurance Enrollment

April 13, 2015

All the hard work to enroll Texans in an affordable, quality health care plan during the second open enrollment period paid off. Across the state, there were huge increases in the number of people who enrolled.

A new analysis of data by Enroll America breaks down the numbers by county and shows substantial increases in the numbers of people who enrolled or re-enrolled in health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the second open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, which ran from Nov. 15, 2014 to Feb. 22, 2015.

Here is a snapshot of some counties across the state.

Houston Area:

  • Harris County: 225,784;  64 percent increase
  • Brazzoria County: 12,755;  61 percent increase
  • Montgomery County: 20, 157;  79 percent increase

Austin Area:

  • Travis County: 65,505;  54 percent increase
  • Williamson County: 22,481;  62 percent increase
  • Hays County: 9,018;  63 percent increase

Dallas Area:

  • Dallas County: 127,232;  53 percent increase
  • Tarrant County: 94,567;  54 percent increase
  • Collin County: 46,334;  66 percent increase

San Antonio Area:

  • Bexar County: 93,925;  53 percent increase
  • Bandera County: 901;  107 percent increase
  • Comal County: 5,244;  85 percent increase

Waco Area:

  • Bell County: 7,701;  95 percent increase
  • Brazos County: 4,894;  85 percent increase
  • McLennan County: 7,138;  91 percent increase

Rio Grande Valley Area:

  • Hidalgo County: 34,920;  65 percent increase
  • Cameron County: 18,083;  73 percent increase
  • Starr County: 2,907;  70 percent increase

El Paso Area:

  • El Paso County: 55,083;  69 percent increase


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