Delaware: Curious QHP update, but Medicaid expansion up 88% since April!
2018 MIDTERM ELECTION
Time: D H M S
Hmmm....like Hawaii, this enrollment update is a) tiny (small state) and b) confusing, since it means that either not a single additional person has enrolled in Delaware since April 30th (which I highly doubt), or it means that the number of people dropping out has precisely matched the number added since then (which I also highly doubt), or it means that the reporter got their numbers and dates mixed up by mashing up the 4/30 QHP total with the 8/31 Medicaid total:
As of Aug. 31, a total of 22,340 Delawareans have enrolled in coverage since Oct. 1, 2013, which Rita Landgraf, secretary of Delaware Health and Social Services, said came as a pleasant surprise to the commission.
...Of the enrollees in the health-care marketplace over the past 11 months, 7,943 individuals enrolled as part of the Medicaid expansion, an 8 percent increase from the month of July.
As deaconblues notes, if you subtract the 7,943 Medicaid additions from the 22,340 total above, you get...14,397...the exact same number that was reported as of May 1st.
So...yeah, I'm not sure what to do with the QHP number, although the Medicaid expansion figure is a huge 88% increase over the 4/30 total.