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Individual Market 2012-2016

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While the largest driver of the 48% drop in the number of Illinois working-age people without healthcare coverage was the Medicaid expansion, the ACA Marketplace also played a role. In 2016, 927,000 people had coverage obtained by direct purchase, up 21% from 765,000 in 2012.

Portion of working-age population purchasing insurance on the individual market
  • up to 10%
  • 10% to 13.9%
  • 14% to 17.9%
  • 18% and over
Source: American Community Survey, 2012 and 2016, from IPUMS-USA, University of Minnesota,, provided by Rob Paral and Associates.