END OF 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD (42 states)

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Tennessee: Only 5.6% net QHP attrition rate since April!!

Excellent news!! I've posted exactly one (1) Tennessee-specific blog entry since I started this site a year ago, having to do with TN's possible caving on Medicaid expansion. Aside from that, I've had bupkus outside of the official monthly HHS reports during the First Open Enrollment period (OE1)...until today.

Today I learned that the number of Tennesseans currently enrolled in QHPs (as in currently in-force policies) via the federal ACA exchange stands at 125,704.

This is significant because the official 4/19/14 total for Tennessee was 151,352 people.

Assuming 88% of the original number paid their premiums, that would be about 133,200 as of last spring, which means Tennessee has only had about a 5.7% net attrition rate over the past 6 months.

Given that Tennessee's administration is generally hostile to the ACA anyway (deeply Republican, no Medicaid expansion, refused to open their own ACA exchange, etc), this is fantastic news from where I stand.