California: 70K additional QHPs in first 9 days of extension period

Hat Tip To: 
Health Access CA, Chad Terhune

According to L.A. Times reporter Chad Terhune, CoveredCA has confirmed enrolling another 70,000 people in private QHPs in the first 9 days of the extension period. They had 1,221,727 as of 3/31, so that brings their total to 1.29 million as of last night:

#CoveredCA added 70,000 (on top of 1.2M) who picked a plan in the 9 days of the "grace period" since March 31 to April 15. @charles_gaba

— Health Access CA (@healthaccess) April 10, 2014

#CoveredCA exchange: 70K more enrolled since 3-31 deadline after extending sign-ups to 4-15, adding to 1.2M already in #ACA

— Chad Terhune (@chadterhune) April 10, 2014

This news comes after this morning's confirmation of 400K additional enrollments since 3/31 (breaking 7.5M total), so it's not terribly surprising. 70K / 400K = about 17.5%, which is a bit lower than California's traditional 20%-of-the-total average, but that had already started to drop off to around 18-19% during the late March surge anyway, so this is pretty much dead on target.