Newly eligible Medicaid enrollees continue to outpace private plan enrollees on exchange

According to this week’s enrollment report from the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, 106,281 have signed up for a qualified (private) health plan (QHP) since Oct. 1. Enrollees in Medicaid who are newly eligible under the expansion of the program total 212,633 (they are funded under the enhanced federal match). Medicaid enrollees who were previously eligible for Medicaid but had not enrolled total 108,886 (they are funded under the normal federal match).