The Washington Post: Fewer than 2 million signed up for Medicaid under the health law, report says

Between 1 million and 2 million Americans signed up for Medicaid last year because of the health-care law, according to a new report suggesting that many of the people who have joined the program since the initiative’s rollout in October would have done so absent the law.

The Obama administration has said that 6.3 million people were determined to be eligible for Medicaid between October and December. But the study, from health-care industry consulting firm Avalere Health, suggests that only a fraction of the enrollments are strictly the result of the health-care law.

The study is the latest effort by industry experts to dive into the enrollment numbers that have been released by the Obama administration. The administration’s figures have done little to illuminate whether the law is accomplishing one of its chief goals: reducing the ranks of the uninsured in America.

 

Continue reading here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fewer-than-2-million-signed-up-for-medicaid-under-the-health-law-report-says/2014/02/05/4ac63f3c-8e78-11e3-b227-12a45d109e03_story.html

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