END OF 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD (41 states)

Time: D H M S

Massachusetts: Hmmmm...QHPs up 9K or down 7,600, depending...

(sigh) After the huge "live purge" piece I just posted, I really didn't need this addtional confusion...

With 17 days left of #OpenEnrollment:~189k individuals are enrolled in 2016 health coverage; including ~28k new members. #OE3

— MA Health Connector (@HealthConnector) January 14, 2016

That's an excellent number, and it's actually around 9,000 higher than the last formal update from the MA exchange...

...Unfortunately, it's also 7,600 lower than the 196,647 figure reported in the official federal ASPE report as of 12/28.

I'm waiting for a clarification, but this just underscores how confusing it can be to keep track of all this...

UPDATE: OK, here's the official enrollment update & actual report; lots of colorful pie charts & bar graphs...apparently there was just some sort of clerical error or data disparity between the exchange and the HHS Dept. ASPE folks...