Medicaid Enrollment Grows in States That Rejected Obamacare Expansion
Posted at 7:13 a.m. on May 14, 2014
Jason Millman: Even states that refused Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion are seeing enrollment growth in the health-care program, according to a new analysis.
“These states, just like the ones that did expand Medicaid, are experiencing what’s known as the ‘woodwork effect’ among people who were previously eligible for coverage under existing Medicaid rules but didn’t sign up. Those previously eligible are now seeking coverage as there’s a massive effort to get people enrolled. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has reported Medicaid enrollment numbers so far, but the agency hasn’t yet said how many come from the ACA expansion or were eligible under existing rules.”