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Colorado: 26.4K QHPs in 22 days?

When I last checked in on Colorado, they were reporting 2017 enrollments at a rate 30% faster than last year (16,305 in 13 days vs. 12,496 in the first 13 days last year).

Today they didn't issue an official update, but did give enough to piece together an estimate via an email to their enrollees:

Dear Connect for Health Colorado Stakeholders, 

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re busy as ever enrolling customers. In fact, enrollments are outpacing our numbers by more than 25 percent over this time last year, with our biggest day falling the day after the election. And, this is a trend we’re seeing nationally. 

While the recent election has raised a lot of questions about the future of healthcare, what remains constant and true is the importance of protecting the health and financial future of our customers. Broken bones, disease and other chronic conditions aren’t political, but can happen at any time and in some cases, are preventable with access to care and health insurance. Our dedication to helping customers remains as strong as ever. 

With the upcoming holiday, we’d like to make you aware of our hours and closures. The Connect for Health Colorado administrative office will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. Our Customer Service Center will be operating the following hours...

I don't have CO data through 11/22 last year; the most early data I have is through the 14th: 13,414 QHP selections, or 958/day. A 25% increase would be roughly 1,200 per day. Assuming that average held for all 22 days, they should be up to roughly 26,400 exchange-based QHP selections as of today.