District of Columbia: Off-Season QHP enrollment rate INCREASES in June
When I last checked in on the District of Columbia exchange, they were reporting 11,582 exchange QHPs as of June 11...868 higher than the last official HHS tally as of 4/19. That means that they had been averaging around 16 new QHPs per day at that time.
Well, today they issued another update: As of July 1st, the total is up to 12,333. This is another 751 higher, bringing the overall off-season average up to 22 per day. That's right: Just like in Colorado, DC's QHP off-season enrollment rate is actually increasing as we move farther away from 4/19...at least so far.
So, what does this mean for the national trend? Well, the numbers are too small to impact the overall range, of course, but so far both Colorado and DC's latest updates have only inched the trend upwards; it now sits at a lower bound of around 9,000/day and an upper bound of 12,000 per day.
As always, I continue to be cautious in my actual tally prediction, though I've moved this up from 7K/day to 8K/day; if the lower bound reaches 10K, I'll bump my "official" projection up to 9K and so on.
In addition, as you can see below, the SHOP tally is up slightly (128) and Medicaid enrollees via the exchange are up 1,453:
More Than 50,000 People Enrolled in Health Coverage Through DC Health Link
From October 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, 50,520 people have enrolled through DC Health Link in private health plans or Medicaid:
12,333 people enrolled in private health plans through the DC Health Link individual and family marketplace.
13,726 people enrolled through the DC Health Link small business marketplace.
24,461 people were determined eligible for Medicaid coverage through DC Health Link.