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


Time: D H M S

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!