Breaking: Only One State Is Enrolling More in Private Insurance Than Medicaid
The hits keep on coming…
According to recent reports Connecticut is the only state in the union that is signing up more people for private insurance than Medicaid.
Over 396,000 Americans signed up for Medicaid since October.
Only 106,185 signed up for private insurance during the same time period.
The Bell News reported:
Yesterday I pointed out how Medicaid enrollment is proving my theory to be true as more individuals are signing up for Medicaid than they are for Private insurance in almost every state, except one.
According to an article on thectmirror.com, Connecticut is the only state in the union who is signing up more people for Private insurance than for Medicaid:
Connecticut is the only state in the country in which more people have applied for private coverage than Medicaid through the health insurance exchange, an exchange official said Tuesday.
James Wadleigh, Access Health CT’s chief information officer, said the state’s exchange has taken more than 11,000 applications for individual and small-business coverage. About 6,000 are for private insurance customers, and about 4,700 will receive Medicaid.
As part of the health law commonly known as Obamacare, the Medicaid program in Connecticut and many other states will expand Jan. 1 to cover more adults without minor children. In addition, exchanges like Access Health are selling private insurance plans that, for many people, are expected to come with discounted premiums, subsidized by the federal government.
Now before you start looking at Connecticut as a beacon of Liberty where it appears to buck the transition to single payer, allow me to pop your bubble of hope. According to the article the only reason Connecticut is not signing up more people in Medicaid now is because they started their Medicaid expansion in 2010.
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