Maryland: 29.5K QHPs, 22.2K Medicaid in 20 days
Maryland just released their second official 2015 Open Enrollment report, and the numbers continue to impress:
As of Dec. 4, a total of 51,796 Marylanders have enrolled in quality, affordable health coverage for calendar year 2015 since the 90 day open enrollment period began Nov. 15. This includes 29,543 individuals enrolled in private Qualified Health Plans and 22,253 individuals enrolled in Medicaid.
From Nov. 15 to Dec. 4, 62,713 consumer accounts were created; 66,752 calls were made to the Consumer Support Center and 339,578 individuals visited the MarylandHealthConnection.gov website.
Marylanders must enroll or renew their plans by Dec. 18 for insurance that starts New Year’s Day. Open enrollment for 2015 ends Feb. 15.
For comparison, during the 2014 OE period, MD enrolled 67,757 people. They're already at 43.6% of that in just 20 days this time around.
As an aside, calculating ACA-enabled Medicaid enrollment is trickier, of course, because of the normal churn. To use MD as an example, they added a total of 230K people from January through just before OE2 started, plus another 22K listed here...but their current net increase in Medicaid enrollment is 77K less than that total.
Medicaid has recorded a net increase of 174,841 enrollees from Dec. 31, 2013 to Dec. 3, 2014, for a total enrollment of 1,215,880. This figure takes into account that individuals may gain or lose Medicaid coverage because of changes in household, age, and income, as well as redeterminations.