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Health policy cancellations: The table

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Millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance have been informed that their policies will no longer be offered starting next year because they do not meet the higher standards of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

The actual number of people receiving the notices is unclear, in part because officials in 20 states say they do not have the information or are not tracking it.

Some states are tracking the policy notifications through their insurance departments or health care exchanges. In other states, the largest private insurers are releasing the number of discontinuation notices they have issued.

The Obama administration is encouraging states to let insurers keep individual and small-group policies that were in effect on Oct. 1 in place in 2014, but it's not yet clear how that will affect the number of policy cancellations.

This chart shows that at least 4.2 million Americans have received the notices so far. It reflects reporting by AP staffers in each state and the District of Columbia, as of Thursday, and does not include policy cancelations in the small-business insurance market.

State Number of people with policy discontinuation notices
Alabama 90,000
Alaska 5,400
Arizona State not tracking
Arkansas State not tracking
California 1.1 million
Colorado 106,000
Connecticut State not tracking
Delaware 12,000
District of Columbia 21,300
Florida 330,000
Georgia 400,000
Hawaii State not tracking
Idaho 105,000
Illinois Not available
Indiana 108,000
Iowa 1,000
Kansas State not tracking
Kentucky 130,000
Louisiana 92,790
Maine Existing plans automatically switched
Maryland 73,200
Massachusetts Not available
Michigan 225,000
Minnesota 140,000
Mississippi 500
Missouri State not tracking
Montana State not tracking
Nebraska State not tracking
Nevada 24,600
New Hampshire 22,000
New Jersey 150,000
New Mexico 26,000
New York 100,000
North Carolina 183,800
North Dakota 35,600
Ohio State not tracking
Oklahoma None (notification deadline extended)
Oregon 145,000
Pennsylvania 250,000
Rhode Island Existing plans automatically switched
South Carolina State not tracking
South Dakota State not tracking
Tennessee 66,000
Texas State not tracking
Utah State not tracking
Vermont Not available
Virginia State not tracking
Washington 290,000
West Virginia State not tracking
Wisconsin State not tracking
Wyoming 3,200

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