Maryland: 156.7K QHPs thru 1/26

Maryland already exceeded my (and their) OE3 target of 150K QHPs a few weeks ago, so anything more is just gravy, but every bit helps counter the shortages I'm seeing in other states. Last week they reported 155,701 QHP selections as of 1/20/16.

Just now, they confirmed the latest numbers ahead of Sunday's final deadline:

As of 1/26, 156,695 QHP / 304,667 Medicaid / 25,784 Dental.

I've never really tracked dental plans, and I'll be writing about the latest Medicaid numbers later, but that's 156,695 QHPs as of 1/26, or 994 more in the past 6 days, or 166 per day.

This is actually a slowdown from MD's average from 12/28 - 1/20, when they reported a net gain of 5,408 over 23 days (235 per day). On the other hand, given how much Maryland has been kicking butt this year, perhaps they're just running out of people to, you know, enroll.

Anyway, MD is on track to add at least another 1,000, potentially up to 3,000 more for a final number close to 160K.