Meet the 5 Million

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Yesterday I surveyed the progress of Obamacare to date. About 6 million new people insured under the program so far. A bit over 2 million have enrolled in ACA-compliant policies via the state and federal exchanges. About 4 million have enrolled under Medicaid expansion. An unknown number have enrolled in ACA-compliant policies directly through insurance companies, in many cases because they got fed up using healthcare.gov in October and November. If you add in the number of young adults under 26 now enrolled under parents’s plan you add another 3 million. But then I asked, how many people now do not have coverage because of Republican governors and/or state legislatures who decided to opt out of Medicaid expansion.

Well, here’s the number: 5 million people.

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