Minnesota: QHPs up another 172 over past week; Medicaid/Minnesotacare up 8,000
Minnesota's QHP numbers continue to quietly rise slowly despite the news last week that the MNsure's largest participant, PreferredOne, is pulling out of the exchange for year two. Meanwhile, their Medicaid number is up another 6,541, and MinnesotaCare (which isn't actually Medicaid proper, but is sort of a quasi-Medicaid-like program allowed for & funded by the Affordable Care Act) is up 1,489.
I've generally sort of lumped Medicaid and MinnesotaCare together, but it's worth noting that the successful addition of 73.4K people to MinnesotaCare is one of the main reasons for PreferredOne pulling out of the exchange in the first place.
latest enrollment numbers
September 21, 2014
Health Coverage Type Cumulative Enrollments
Medical Assistance 207,089
Qualified Health Plan (QHP) 54,818