2016 Qualifying Health Plan Selections by Race/ Ethnicity and County, as of February 1, 2016

data.cms.gov | Last Updated 30 Mar 2017

All figures are based on plan selections with coverage periods that include March 2016. The consumer's self-reported race/ethnicity when selecting a plan. This field is not mandatory. A hierarchy for determining the best race value was applied to the data. If a consumer with a populated ethnicity variable selected his or her ethnicity as “Cuban”, “Mexican, Mexican American, or Chicano/a" or "Puerto Rican", or “Other Ethnicity” then a consumer was classified as “Latino”. If a consumer was not Latino and selected more than one distinct race type, then he or she was classified as ”Multiracial”. If a consumer was not Latino and selected only one race type, it was reported. Otherwise, a consumer’s race/ethnicity was classified as "Unknown".

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This dataset has the following 12 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
County FIPS Codecounty_fips_codetext
State Namestate_nametext
County Namecounty_nametext
American Indian/ Alaska Nativeamerican_indian_alaska_nativenumber
Asianasiannumber
Blackblacknumber
Latinolatinonumber
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islandernative_hawaiian_pacific_islandernumber
Multiracialmultiracialnumber
Whitewhitenumber
Unknownunknownnumber
Total Plan Selectionstotal_plan_selectionsnumber