After a rocky rollout, health insurance exchanges across the country finished the open enrollment period with 8,019,763 individuals selecting health policies available through the exchanges. An additional four million people have enrolled in expanded Medicaid programs. However, despite available subsidies, data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggest affordability remains a barrier to health insurance for many. The Affordable Care Act was designed to provide expanded Medicaid eligibility to individuals with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level, but in its decision upholding the health reform law, the U.S. Supreme Court put the eligibility expansion decision in the hands of each individual state. To date, 26 states have authorized expanded eligibility.