Medicaid Enrollment Increases By 3 Million Since Health Law Enrollment Began
The number is not yet complete because some states have not reported their numbers and it doesn't include March sign-ups.
The Wall Street Journal: Health-Care Law Helps Add 3 Million To Medicaid
The Obama administration said Friday that three million additional Americans were enrolled in Medicaid as of the end of February than were in the program before the start of the health law's open enrollment period Oct. 1, suggesting the law allowed more people to gain Medicaid coverage. Tracking new enrollment figures for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program under the health law is tricky because figures include people already in the program or those whose coverage is being renewed in addition to those eligible for Medicaid before the health law took full effect (Corbett Dooren, 4/4).
The Washington Post: Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Grows By More Than 3 Million, CMS Data Shows
White House officials pointed to the data as growing evidence that more people are gaining coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act. This week, the White House announced that 7.1 million people had signed up for health coverage as of March 31 on the marketplaces, marking a turnaround from the troubled beginnings of enrollment last fall (Sun and Millman, 4/4).
Politico: Enrollment In Medicaid, Children's Health Program Grows By 3 Million
Figures released Friday by the Obama administration show that over that five-month period, a total of 11.7 million people were determined eligible for the two programs. Both numbers could rise further once all states finish reporting their data, officials said. ... The biggest change in Medicaid came in Oregon. The state has one of the nation's worst health exchange websites — which still cannot process an application entirely online — but it is operating a "fast track" program that helped to drive a 34.8 percent spike in Medicaid enrollment from September to February (Haberkorn, 4/4).
The Associated Press: Health Care Bill Helps Add 3 Million To Medicaid
Many were newly eligible because of the law's Medicaid expansion, while others already eligible but not yet enrolled came forward due to publicity around the law and its requirement for individuals to carry insurance or risk paying a fine, analysts said. It brings to around 62 million the total number of people covered under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. The 3 million figure is incomplete because a handful of states didn't report their numbers, and it doesn't include sign-ups in March (Werner, 4/4).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Medicaid Enrollment Increased By 3 Million From October To February
The number of low-income people enrolled in Medicaid rose by 3 million to 62.3 million from October through February as more Americans joined the state-federal insurance program through state and federal online insurance marketplaces, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services (Galewitz, 4/4).
Reuters: US Reports 3 Million Medicaid Enrollments Under Obamacare
Three million lower-income Americans have enrolled in the Medicaid program for the poor so far during the rollout of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, the administration announced on Friday. That brings to more than 10 million the number of people who have signed up for both public and private health coverage since the Oct. 1 launch of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare (Morgan, 4/4).