2018 MIDTERM ELECTION

Time: D H M S

Oregon: QHPs break 50K, Medicaid nears 123K, Rate drops to "only" 2.6x Feb due to correction

In spite of their endless technical issues, Oregon is actually kicking serious butt in manually processing a mountain of paper applications. In addition, they're including some interesting extra info in their reports lately--including NET enrollments after cleaning out cancellations/etc (does this mean Oregon is now only including paid enrollments, then, like MA and WA??), as well as dental enrollments, which haven't gotten much attention from anyone:

Medical enrollments through Cover Oregon: 175,534
Total private medical insurance enrollments through Cover Oregon1: 52,654                       

Oregon Health Plan enrollments through Cover Oregon: 122,880

Dental enrollments 
Total private dental insurance enrollments through CoverOregon 1: 10,628                       

Net enrollments 
Net private medical2:  50,137
Net private dental 2: 9,877

Background: With two months of open enrollment completed, Cover Oregon is expanding the enrollment report beyond what is required by the federal Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight to include net private insurance enrollments and also dental enrollments. 

1 Total numbers are the number of enrollments that have occurred through Cover Oregon.

2 Net numbers are enrollments remaining in the system on this date after cancellations and terminations.

Please note also that these are estimated enrollments and throughout the year there will be a constant process of reconciliations.

Since Oregon had 47,280net exchange QHPs as of 3/19, that means they've gone up another 2,857 through yesterday, or 476/day. Their 3x Feb projection for March actually drops considerably since we've switched from "Total" to "NET" QHPs, but it's a more accurate count as well, so I'm gonna go with it.

Meanwhile, Medicaid has gone up another 15,000!