Georgia decided not to set up a state exchange, so we’re using a Federal one, so comparing us against the states like Kentucky isn’t a grand plan. But given those restrictions, we are doing very well:
Of the 187,654 Georgians picking plans for 2015, roughly 55 percent of them, or about 103,000, were signing up for the first time. The rest had previously gotten coverage for 2014, which was Year One of the Affordable Care Act exchange.
Georgia’s total is the fourth-highest among the 37 states that have an exchange run by the federal government. Only Florida, Texas and North Carolina have enrollment totals exceeding Georgia’s, and Florida and Texas are far more heavily populated than the Peach State. (Georgia and North Carolina are roughly equivalent in population.)
More people having health insurance is a good thing. Let’s revel in it.