After a TON of activity last week, the ACASignups.net spreadsheet was a bit quiet over the weekend. However, several new stats came out yesterday and today which have things moving again:
--The NY Times reports that 112,000 people enrolled in private plans--via Healthcare.gov--in the first week of December. Note that this doesn't include the other 14 state-run exchanges (plus DC). By comparison, only 27,000 enrolled in the Federal exchange throughout October, and 100,000 in November. So, that's a 4x increase the 2nd month followed by (so far) a 4x increase the third month.
--New York has broken 100K total enrollments, but the private/public breakdown is interesting--it went from 50K/41K a week earlier to 69K/31K this week. That means that about 10,000 people had their status changed from Medicaid/SCHIP to Private Enrollments. Clerical error last week, error this week or some other change?
Assuming the numbers are correct as stated by the NY exchange, they're now at almost 1/3 of their total target number for the enrollment period, which is excellent.
--Oregon has FINALLY started enrolling people on their private exchange in real numbers: 3,500 to date.
--Connecticut is well ahead of their projected enrollment for the first year: They're at almost 44% of the target number at around 35% of the enrollment period elapsed.
--Oh, yeah, you can add 3 more to the Michigan tally! :)
--Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post WonkBlog is finally giving ACACharts.net some recognition! (admittedly, I'm the one who brought it to her attention...)
--As you can see by the latest graph update, it's starting to look a little misleading because of the incomplete data. California hasn't updated their numbers since 11/19 and some of the other state-run numbers haven't been updated since as far back as 11/13, so it's getting a bit screwy. Plus, I only plot the data every 7 days, so technically the most recent point is supposed to include every state up through today (10 Weeks in), which obviously isn't the case. I've included a note of explanation about this:
--Otherwise, still waiting for what should be the biggest single-state update: California, which hasn't posted numbers since 11/19. At the rate they've been enrolling people, I'm expecting their total to be up to around 112,000 as of 11/30 and at least 135,000 as of this week, but we'll see...
Meanwhile, I wanted to take a moment to thank the dozen or so Kossacks who have been assisting with this endeavor, including:
ArcticStones, Girdwood, page in seattle, ybruti, MotherShipper, gchaucer2, Rolfyboy6, gloriasb, Mokurai, dadadata, mistletoe, Minnesota Deb, Bob the Old Soldier, CJB, timmyc, rsmpdx, pierre9045, rugbymom, Al Fondy, bastrop, "Ramu" and blue aardvark.I want to especially recognize both ArcticStones and ybruti; ArcticStones has been absolutely ferocious in his pursuit of the latest numbers from more than a dozen states, and ybruti has provided a bounty of important information and resources regarding California's Medi-Cal program and the Medicaid expansion system in general; in fact, she's the one who single-handedly provided the documentation/sources for around 700,000 of the Medicaid expansion figures.