OK, I admit it, I'm a bit geeked.

OK, this may seem kind of silly; data that I've compiled has been cited/quoted by any number of publications, news stories, healthcare wonks and so forth over the past 4+ years, so I suppose this really shouldn't be that big of a deal to me.

Even so, the Kaiser Family Foundation is among the Gold Standards when it comes to making reliable, accurate healthcare data available to the public, so I'm deeply flattered to be cited on their website (for the first time to my knowledge) as an official data source:

(I took the screen shot because this will likely change once the official, final ASPE Open Enrollment Period report is released by CMS, which I presume will happen in a few weeks after the dust settles on California and the District of Columbia. There's also the Hurricane SEP enrollments across a half-dozen states, but I'm guessing those won't be included in the official report and the numbers are likely too nominal to be very noticeable anyway.