45,504 people is the number that have signed up to date for health care insurance in the individual marketplace under the Affordable Care Act in New Hampshire. Just a few years ago, NH House Republicans who were dead set against Medicaid expansion here in NH, were telling constituents that there were only about 20,000 or so in NH that were uninsured. According to a number of sources , including the NH Dept. of Health and Human Services, there were probably 150,000 uninsured prior to 2014 so we still have a ways to go. I bring this discrepancy up because there have been numerous claims about the impact of the ACA. It isn't perfect, but it has had some very real success and has dispelled some of the dire predictions of gloom and doom by opponents. The future for many of those recently insured is in the hands of the US Supreme Court and continuation of Medicaid Expansion is far from certain in NH. The facts however tell their own story.
The following is taken from Politifact " What came true and what didn't":