Maryland: 86.3K QHPs, 67.2K Medicaid thru Jan. 1st

No official press release, but hard numbers from the Maryland exchange Twitter feed:

#Happy2015 #Maryland enrollments as of 1/1: 86,347 QHP, 67,255 Medicaid, 153,602 total. Next weekly report out Monday #GetCoveredMD

— MD Health Connection (@MarylandConnect) January 2, 2015

On it's surface, this sounds like a decent but not amazing update: Up 2,600 since 12/28. However, consider this: 86,347 QHP selections is up 6,360 since MD's January coverage deadline of 12/18. That means they're still enrolling new people at 454 per day for coverage starting in February...as opposed to the 339/day that they averaged duing the entire first open enrollment period. That's a rate over 33% faster.

Even more impressive: Maryland accomplished this even including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in that 14-day period. For comparison, on Thanksgiving Day, Massachusetts saw an 85% drop versus their daily average.