Millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance are being informed that their policies will no longer be offered starting in the new year because they do not meet the higher standards of the Affordable Care Act. The actual number of people receiving the notices is unclear, with data unavailable in half the states.

Millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance are being informed that their policies will no longer be offered starting in the new year because they do not meet the higher standards of the Affordable Care Act. The actual number of people receiving the notices is unclear, with data unavailable in half the states.

Many states are not tracking the notices issued by insurers. Others are attempting to find out but do not yet have a count. Some states are tracking the policy notices 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.

This chart shows that at least 3.5 million Americans have received the notices so far. It reflects reporting by AP staffers in each state and the District of Columbia, as of Friday.

StateNumber of people with discontinued policiesAlabama90,000Alaska5,300ArizonaState not trackingArkansasState not trackingCalifornia900,000ColoradoNot availableConnecticutNot availableDelawareNot availableDistrict of Columbia21,300Florida330,000Georgia400,000HawaiiState not trackingIdaho105,000IllinoisNot availableIndiana108,000Iowa1,000KansasState not trackingKentucky130,000Louisiana10,000MaineExisting plans automatically switchedMarylandNot availableMassachusettsNot availableMichigan225,000Minnesota140,000Mississippi600MissouriState not trackingMontanaState not trackingNebraskaState not trackingNevadaState not trackingNew Hampshire20,000New Jersey150,000New Mexico26,000New York100,000North Carolina160,000North DakotaState not trackingOhioState not trackingOklahomaNone (notification deadline extended)Oregon150,000Pennsylvania215,000-250,000Rhode IslandExisting plans automatically switchedSouth CarolinaState not trackingSouth DakotaState not trackingTennesseeState not trackingTexasState not trackingUtahState not trackingVermontNot availableVirginiaState not trackingWashington290,000West VirginiaState not trackingWisconsinState not trackingWyoming3,200