obamacare

WANTED for the New Healthcare Exchanges: Young People

The nascent effort now underway to enroll millions of Americans in health insurance plans via recently opened exchanges has been well received among a particular segment of the population: uninsured Americans over the age of 45. Although they represent 43% of all adults online, collectively they accounted for approximately 56% of all visitors to both the federal (healthcare.gov) and various state-run exchanges in November were over 45.

Healthcare.gov Applications Increased 31% during ACA’s 2nd Week

Following a surge in web traffic during Week One, likely boosted by curious visitors not intending to enroll at that time, Week Two saw visits to Healthcare.gov decline by 56% (down to 4.13 million unique visitors) as curiosity faded. Week Two also saw evidence of improved site performance, as more visitors moved successfully through the application process.

A Bleak First Week: 99.6% of Healthcare.gov Visitors Did NOT Enroll in Obamacare

Since October 1st, Americans living in the 50 states and Washington, D.C. can purchase healthcare through exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare.) Little information has been made available by the administration on the level of interest these exchanges have received or more importantly the number of consumers who actually enrolled, although the rollout has been plagued with widespread reports of system outages and bugs.

A Compete Analysis of Obamacare

Healthcare has been all over the news as of late. Between the shutdown of our government and the constant news reports, I’d say it’s pretty close to impossible to not hear about the stalemate on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Despite your thoughts on healthcare reform, it is also hard to deny the impact that the news has had on Internet behavior.

September Data is Now Live at Compete

It’s that time of the month again, and September’s data is now live in Compete PRO. Many of you have taken time to email or tweet your appreciation for the data going live. Thank you! We really appreciate it. It is a big effort to get the data ready. It involves working with 500 million database records every day that we receive from 2 million panelists, extracting and transforming that data, normalizing and projecting that data, creating metrics from that data, and ensuring the quality of the data.