Or maybe millions more. Due to imprecise but independent confirmations, brainwrap has added his estimate of off-exchange enrollments to the graph, giving a grand total of 26 million up to today in all of the different ACA programs together. There is still another unconfirmed category with perhaps 8.2 million signups through employers, which would, if confirmed, make the grand total 34 million.
We are up to 7.78 million on the exchanges today, with a few more updates on extensions to come.
I don't know about the updates I have been doing to these Diaries. For several days, real life (including taxes) has been getting in the way. I'll think about it and let you know. Or you can let me know what you think, in the poll.
Estimated Exchange QHPs as of April 15, 2014: 7.78MPoll: Is the term "Woodworkers" pejorative?
Should we call them Welcome Mat Enrollees, or perhaps something else?
Or is the term Woodworkers insufficiently pejorative for Republican use? How about Johnny-Come-Lately Moochers, too lazy or stupid or irresponsible even to mooch effectively? Would that be nasty enough? Is there such a thing as nasty enough for Republicans? Or snarky enough for Kossacks?
Iowa: Off-Exchange QHPs: up 916 since 2/24QHP = Qualified Health Plan
Iowa: Off-Exchange ESIs: up 2,462 since 2/24
Nebraska: Off-Exchange QHPs: up 1,450 since 2/24
Nebraska: Off-Exchange ESIs: up 3,017 since 2/24
ESI = Employer-Sponsored Insurance
66% to 34%Michigan: ACA Medicaid expansion up to 109K in first 2 weeks
I think it's time for me to go ahead and officially add the additional 5.7M off-exchange enrollments onto The Graph.So the total on the graph is now 26 million.
An additional 10,000 [exchange] applications had been submitted by the deadline but remained unprocessed, the statement said.That seems to mean that they are out in the cold until November. If they started applications, but failed to follow through, that seems to be that. Of course, some of them might have found a better deal or gotten jobs with coverage or moved or something, and abandoned their applications without saying anything to the exchanges.
Sent from brainwrap's iPhone. This turns out not to be the case. He got the backup generator running.
The actual rules are murky, but the idea is to prevent companies from lowballing premiums to gain market share and drive out competitors, and then using the ACA's Risk Corridor reinsurance mechanism to recoup any losses. There are reports that HHS can prevent this, but insufficient details to understand and verify that claim. More when we know more.
With a shoutout to brainwrap.