Kansas State University


Issues in Health Reform

Obamacare enrollment numbers

This federal report includes up to date enrollment numbers for the marketplace. While all of the numbers are extremely low (just over 100,000 enrolled through federal Exchanges), what most of the media is missing is that there are almost one million who have signed on and are no doubt taking the time to make plan choices, as good consumers would do.  AND there are ~400,000 who have been enrolled in state’s Medicaid programs.  It is interesting that about 4 times as many have been enrolled in Medicaid than in the private plans on the Exchanges.  This may suggest that the most vulnerable population is clamoring for access to health care in ways that those with a bit more resources, including the young healthy adults, are not as yet.

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