As part of a campaign to encourage more Americans to obtain health insurance during the open enrollment period of the federal insurance marketplace and state marketplaces, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has identified 15 large urban markets where it intends to focus a great deal of effort on encouraging people to obtain health insurance. Those markets are:

  • iStock_000014445371XSmallAtlanta, GA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Northern New Jersey
  • Orlando-Daytona-Melbourne, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Louis, MO
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL

These areas are being targeted, according to CMS, because of past successes during open enrollment; because they still have significant numbers of uninsured people; and because they appear to present strong opportunities for meaningful enrollment increases.

Learn more about the planned outreach to the uninsured in these markets in this CMS news release.