California: THERE we go; 1.22M QHPs, 1.9M Medicaid thru 3/31

Hat Tip To: 
Alan D.

OK, this is why CoveredCA was holding off on announcing their numbers: Peter Lee had to testify before Congress today anyway:

Enrollment in Covered California private health insurance plans hit 1,221,727 through March 31. In fact, March was the highest single month of enrollment, with more than 416,000 people signing up for a health insurance plan.

...Medi-Cal enrolled approximately 1.9 million people through the end of March, including 1.1 million through the Covered California portal and county offices, approximately 650,000 former Low Income Health Program (LIHP) members who were transitioned to Medi-Cal by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and 180,000 individuals who applied through the state’s Express Lane program.

In addition...

  • Health insurance companies report that more than 85 percent of those who enrolled are paying their premium and getting coverage. If that trend continues, more than 1 million Californians are on their way to coverage through Covered California.
  • At the end of this first open-enrollment period, 4.3 million people had completed their applications for health coverage.

If I'm reading this last part correctly, it sounds like: 4.3M - 1.2M - 1.9M = 1.2 million more potential enrollments by April 15???

Or, I might be misreading this. Not doing anything with that data at the moment, but if that's accurate then the extension period could also be HUGE.