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Rhode Island: Minor Medicaid correction (down net 4,800)

Hat Tip To: 
Sean Parnell

Sean Parnell sent me a clarification of the 64.6M Medicaid number out of Rhode Island from the OHHS in Rhode Island (which did seem a bit high to me, but surge and all...)

New Medicaid enrollment figures through March 31, 2014

Medicaid enrollment:  64,590 (through HealthSource RI from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014)

Of that number, 42,320, or 65.5 percent, represent adults in Medicaid’s new eligibility group, adults 19-64 without dependent children who were not previously eligible for Medicaid but became eligible on January 1, 2014.    The new eligibility group is authorized under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and is financed with 100 percent federal dollars for its first three years, 2014-2017.

The other roughly one-third represents those enrolling who were eligible for Medicaid under previously existing rules.

Unfortunately they don't specify how many of the remaining 22.5K are renewals vs. "woodworkers". I'm going to go with about half (11K, or around 17% of the 65K total) unless I receive further clarification one way or the other. This reduces the current "woodworker" estimate of 16.6K by about 5,600.

Ironically, this doesn't change my "strict expansion" estimate by much at all--I already had it at 41,506, so this actually increases it by about 800 people.