Connecticut: QHPs break 60K, Medicaid breaks 92K, Strict Expansion specified
2018 MIDTERM ELECTION
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For the most part this is just a standard update for Connecticut, which continues to be one of the most successful ACA exchanges with little drama; private QHPs are up another 2,065 from 58,469 on March 5th to 60,534 as of yesterday, while new Medicaid enrollments have gone up from 82,764 to 92,027, an increase of 9,263. Connecticut recently gave a "Paid QHP" percentage as 91%; assuming this still holds, I have them at 55K paid / 5,534 unpaid.
However, in a nice surprise, the latest update also separates the Medicaid numbers out into "strict expansion" (69,692) and "woodworkers" (22,335). This makes CT among only a handful of states to pinpoint the Medicaid enrollees in this way; hopefully the other expansion states will follow.
According to Access Health CT, 60,534 people have signed up for plans with Anthem, Healthy CT, and ConnectiCare. The rest, or 92,027 individuals, have signed up for Medicaid plans that are funded by the federal government.
Of the Medicaid enrollees, 69,692 have signed up under Medicaid expansion, which increased the qualifying amount of income to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. About 22,335 have enrolled and would have qualified for Medicaid in the past because their income was under 55 percent of the federal poverty level.