Michigan: ACA Medicaid Expansion hits 99.4% of total eligible (you read that correctly)

According to the state administration, there are roughly 477,000 Michiganders who qualify for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

As of December 8th...

Healthy Michigan Plan Enrollment Statistics

Beneficiaries with Healthy Michigan Plan Coverage: 474,372
(Includes beneficiaries enrolled in health plans and beneficiaries not required to enroll in a health plan.)

*Statistics as of December 8, 2014 
*Updated every Monday at 3 p.m.

Now, obviously that 477K eligibility figure could be off (I had previously heard estimates as high as 500,000).

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, there were actually up to 523,000 uninsured Michiganders who were eligible for Medicaid/CHIP as of last winter; the remaining 46,000 are presumably "woodworkers"...people who were eligible even under the old rules, but who never got around to enrolling in Medicaid for one reason or another. Theoretically, 46K of the 474K enrolled could fall into this category, which would put the actual expansion threshold at around 90% instead.

Either way, it doesn't really matter; the point is that the Medicaid expansion well in Michigan, along with many other states, is already running dry less than a year into the program (and in Michigan's case, less than 8 months in).