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Subject:  9 out of 10 enrollees are for Medicaid Date:  11/1/2013  10:58 AM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  1908222 of 2359494

Not a good sign at all.

This early imbalance — in some places, nine out of 10 enrollees are in Medicaid — has taken some experts by surprise. The Affordable Care Act, which expanded Medicaid to cover millions of the poorest Americans who couldn’t otherwise afford coverage, envisions a more even split with an expanded, robust private market.

“When we first saw the numbers, everyone’s eyes kind of bugged out,” said Matt Salo, who runs the National Association of Medicaid Directors. “Of the people walking through the door, 90 percent are on Medicaid. We’re thinking, what planet is this happening on?”


What a debacle.

Assuming they get the site working well in the next few weeks, they are going to have to spend a lot of money to advertise and enroll young middle and upper income healthies.

ACA cannot be a success without them.
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