Monday, May 4, 2015

CT Medicaid/CHIP programs lost 11,019 members between January and February

A new CMS report found that enrollment in CT’s Medicaid and CHIP programs dropped by 11,019 (-1.5%) from January to February of this year. This is very usual, especially among states that have chosen to expand Medicaid under the ACA. Among expansion states, Medicaid/CHIP enrollment averaged 0.98% growth; even non-expansion states saw an average 0.43% expansion in enrollment. Four in ten CT Medicaid/CHIP members is now a child (40.56%), down from 55% at the end of 2013. Now you know the answers to the June webquiz.