Kentucky: QHPs break 70K, Medicaid 280K
Submitted by Charles Gaba on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 4:15pm.
A rough total number (which I suspect we'll see a lot of this weekend...things are moving very quickly now).
Assuming a 20/80 split (typical for Kentucky) of the additional 17,600 total, this should mean roughly 3,500 more QHPs and 14,100 more added to Medicaid, to around 69,500 and 280,500 respectively.
We've been seeing a tremendous increase in the number of people applying and approved each day," says Gwenda Bond in the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. "We've been seeing about 3,100 each day and I suspect that's even higher this week."
According to the state, an estimated 350,000 uninsured Kentuckians have enrolled in Medicaid or private coverage.
UPDATE: OK, someone provided the hard numbers, thanks:
- 350,386 Kentuckians are enrolled in new health coverage, including Medicaid and private insurance.
- 280,113 have qualified for Medicaid coverage and
- 70,273 have purchased private insurance.
Impressive! This is actually a shift back towards the QHP side (773 more QHPs than I figured).