Measuring Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment Progress Under the Affordable Care Act

Source: Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney, Matthew Buettgens, Jay Dev, Erik Wengle, Nathaniel Anderson, Urban Institute, June 2014

From the abstract:
Between October 2013, the beginning of the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and April 2014, Medicaid/CHIP enrollment increased by 6.0 million. This accounts for almost half of enrollment increase projected by the end of 2016, when the full ACA coverage effects are expected, based on estimates from the Urban Institute’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model. Progress is greater in states that expanded Medicaid but there is variation even among these states. This variation is likely due in part to differences in outreach and application assistance efforts by states and whether they used fast-track enrollment strategies.