That is over 1000 counties. I have heard the "1000 county" argument as evidence that ACA is collapsing. No particulars provided to clarify which 1000 counties out of slightly over 3000.
981 counties have a population over 50,000;
592 counties have a population over 100,000;
137 counties have a population over 500,000;
45 counties have a population over 1,000,000;
and 14 counties have a population over 2,000,000.
35 counties have a population under 1,000;
307 counties have a population under 5,000;
709 counties have a population under 10,000;
and 1,492 counties have a population between 10,000 and 50,000.
I have been waiting for "the media" to bring this fact out. I suspect that it is next to impossible to provide onsite hospitals, doctors, healthcare professionals or even a dentist or chiropractor in those counties let alone an insurance company interested in developing a marketplace. That does not mean you cannot have healthcare coverage -- just means you are going to have to go a long way to see a provider.
The 1492 counties in the middle are going have fewer options too!
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WI 1848 Forward: Counties and Healthcare -- 1,492 counties have a pop between 10,000 and 50k ... hence few options