Delaware: Private QHP up 55%, Medicaid up 32% since 12/28
Submitted by Charles Gaba on Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 3:04pm.
OK, don't let the huge percentages fool you...the actual number of Private QHPs only went up from 3,273 to 5,062, and exchange-based Medicaid enrollments increased from 1,058 to 1,396.
Not sure where the article is getting it's "24%" and "34%" numbers, however. 5,062 is 54.6% higher than 3,273, and the combined total of 6,458 is 49.1% higher than 4,331.
Enrollment in new Obamacare insurance plans increased by about 24 percent in the last month, Delaware Secretary of Health and Social Services Rita Landgraf told the Delaware Health Care Commission this morning....
Since enrollment started Oct. 1, 5,062 people enrolled in plans through the insurance marketplace, Landgraf said. Another 1,396 gained coverage in Medicaid, for those whose income is up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level....In all, 6,458 people have new coverage, up 34 percent from the January report.