Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Exchange enrollment growing, but how many were uninsured?
A CT Mirror report looking underneath AccessHealthCT’s enrollment numbers finds that we don’t know how many of the 94,000 people enrollees were previously uninsured. A national study finds that only 11% of exchange enrollees were uninsured; our exchange estimates that rate between 25% and 50%. Even the most generous estimate makes clear that we are not reaching the majority of CT’s 380,000 residents who are either uninsured or in recently discontinued plans. The exchange expects to have better information about the question later this month.