Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Milestone Achievement: Enrollment Grows by Approximately 9.7 Million Additional Americans
Posted December 18, 2014Read More: Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Milestone Achievement
By Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Director of the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services
As we approach the New Year, we take time to reflect on the many individuals and families who have been helped by the Affordable Care Act. Through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the health care law continues to provide millions of Americans with much needed health coverage.
We have seen consistent growth in Medicaid and CHIP enrollment numbers throughout 2014. As of October 2014, approximately 9.7 million additional Americans were enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP – a 17 percent increase over the average monthly enrollment for July through September 2013, the months before the Marketplaces first opened. These individuals have gained access to quality health care services through these programs.