END OF 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD (Connecticut & Maryland)

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Connecticut: Over 17,000 QHP selections thru 11/15 (11K renewals, 6K new)

No precise numbers yet, but this tweet from Access Health CT gives the key numbers:

To date, over 17K CT residents have enrolled in a plan for 2018 - with 6K new to #AHCT. #shopshopshop #AHCTBoDMeeting #GetCoveredCT

— Access Health CT (@AccessHealthCT) November 16, 2017

Assuming "to date" includes yesterday (11/15), this gives us a perfect year over year comparison; last year AccessHealthCT had 16,085 people enroll in Qualified Health Plans in the first 15 days (9,455 renewals + 6,630 new), so they appear to be up about 6% year over year so far.

On the one hand, a 6% increase is actually worrying because of the half-length enrollment period. On the other hand, Connecticut's deadline is actually a week later than most states (December 22nd), and CT managed to enroll 113.2K through Dec. 17th last year (though their final number ended up slightly lower, at 111,542, due to last-minute data corrections and drop-outs), so this isn't too concerning to me.