Oregon adds another 1,200 QHPs & appears to have reached 100% Medicaid-eligible enrollment!

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Oregon continues to rack up impressive QHP numbers, although their daily average is definitely slowing down as we move farther from their "extended-extension period". Even so, their net enrollments are still up another 1,258 since 6/24, while Medicaid enrollment has gone up just 1,221. My suspicion for the Medicaid enrollment drop-off (also noted by contributor deaconblues) is that they've simply run out of Medicaid-eligible people in the state...which makes sense seeing how they've added 355K people to the program since January (227K via the exchange + another 128K via their "fast track" program), when the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that there were only 260,000 uninsured people even eligible for Medicaid to begin with!

This seeming overlap is likely explained by a combination of miscalculation on the part of KFF (it's just an estimate, after all), as well as normal "churn" of people moving on and off of Medicaid, having their situation change and so forth. That also explains how they're able to continue adding any new people to the Medicaid/CHIP tally. Either way, unless I'm seriously missing something here,  Oregon appears to have pretty much hit the end of the line on Medicaid expansion, with pretty much everyone eligible enrolled already.

July 7, 2014

Medical enrollments through Cover Oregon: 319,908

Total private medical insurance enrollments through Cover Oregon 1: 92,606         

Oregon Health Plan enrollments through Cover Oregon: 227,302 

Net enrollments 
Net private medical: 82,627
Net private dental: 15,326