District of Columbia adds 570 QHPs, 15.6K Medicaid & 296 SHOP since 3/08

As always, the DC exchange's insistence on including all enrollments dating back to 10/1/13 (instead of starting with 11/15/14, as they should) makes their enrollment reports a bit trickier to parse out...

From October 1, 2013 to April 26, 2015, 106,364 people have enrolled in health insurance coverage through DC Health Link in private insurance or Medicaid:

  •  22,354 people enrolled in a private qualified health plan,
  •  67,761 people have been determined eligible for Medicaid, and
  •  16,249 people enrolled through the DC Health Link small business marketplace (includes Congressional enrollment)

In this case, however, it's a bit easier; all I have to do is compare today's numbers with their previous official update to get the difference:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

From October 1, 2013 to March 8, 2015, 89,852 people have enrolled in health insurance coverage through DC Health Link in private insurance or Medicaid:

  •  21,784 people enrolled in a private qualified health plan,
  •  52,115 people have been determined eligible for Medicaid, and
  •  15,953 people enrolled through the DC Health Link small business marketplace (includes Congressional enrollment).

That means that between 3/9/15 - 4/26/15, the DC exchange has added another 570 QHP enrollees, 15,646 Medicaid enrollees and 296 SHOP enrollees to their tally.

That brings the number of 2015 QHP enrollees up to 19,891. As I noted earlier, I can't parse out the exact Medicaid/SHOP numbers, but no one seems to care much about those anyway; suffice to say that each is going to be slightly lower than the 67.7K / 16.2K numbers listed above for the same reason.