With all the focus on Obamcare enrollment numbers, Medicaid and the Children’s Health insurance Program (CHIP) tend to take a back seat, but data just released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) show that both programs have risen by 10.1 million enrollees in the year since the launch of the marketplaces.
This represents a 17.5 percent increase over the average monthly enrollment for July through September 2013, the pre-marketplace enrollment time frame. As of November 2014, enrollment in the two programs stood at 68.9 million.
Personal health insurance policies sold through the state and federal Obamacare marketplaces total 9.5 million for the just-concluded 2015 open enrollment period.
The HHS report released today notes that CHIP and Medicaid enrollments in the latest open period are still being calculated.
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