*Enrollment in the expanded Medicaid program is now at 137,448. This is higher than I ever thought it would go. Even after a stellar job of signing people up, I expected new enrollments to level off and decline. Instead, it seems to be continuing at a rate close to 1,000 people per week.
As Joe Biden might say, "Golly, that is a rather significant deal." (On second thought, he probably wouldn't use those exact words.)
*State Medicare recipients are reaping huge savings as ACA provisions that close the prescription drug "doughnut hole" kick in. Specifically, 15,575 state residents saved over $12 million or $779 per person. Nationally, savings to beneficiaries were $1.3 billion this year and $11.5 billion since 2010.
It really is working.