Vital Signs: Nearly 75,000 Mainers enroll under Obamacare

Nearly 75,000 Maine residents chose a health insurance plan during the second sign-up season under the Affordable Care Act, according to preliminary federal figures that capture a last-minute rush to enroll before Sunday’s deadline.

That’s just over 60 percent of the 124,000 Maine residents eligible to buy a private plan on the federal health insurance marketplace, ranking Maine among the top-enrolling states in the nation.

But the fate of the health law remains uncertain. By this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether federal subsidies to help consumers afford insurance can be used only in states that established their own insurance marketplaces or, as is the case now, in states that use the federal marketplace. Maine is among six states hoping to keep the subsidies.

Nearly 75,000 Mainers enroll under Obamacare

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Compiled by BDN Health Editor Jackie Farwell

Jackie Farwell

About Jackie Farwell

I'm the health editor for the Bangor Daily News, a Bangor native, a UMaine grad, and a weekend crossword warrior. I never get sick of writing about Maine people, geeking out over health care data, and finding new ways to help you stay well. I live in Gorham with my husband Nick and our hound dog Riley.