Medicaid enrollment soars during ACA rollout

Although Americans seeking individual commercial policies have had trouble navigating the federally operated website and even some of the state health insurance exchanges, those seeking Medicaid coverage are experiencing opposite fortunes. According to StateLine, at least 1.5 million individuals have enrolled in Medicaid  in the 19 states that have disclosed enrollment data. Aggressive outreach and pre-qualification programs account for much of the early successes. In Illinois, for example, 100,000 Chicago-area residents who have received expanded Medicaid benefits since 2011 under a federal demonstration project were automatically enrolled. Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer.