Enrollment in states that expanded Medicaid profoundly exceeds initial projections, according to a new study from the Kansas Health Institute.
According to the report, total enrollment across states with expanded Medicaid is up 37.3% since raising their income eligibility levels at the start of 2014. States like Colorado and New Mexico were part of that trend with enrollment numbers almost three times higher than initial estimates. States that chose not to expand their programs had enrollment increase 11.1% in the same time period.
These enrollment increases are a lot higher than many estates thought they would be.
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(Updated to include comments from the study author in the fourth and sixth graphs.)