The Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid eligibility this year in those states which decided to follow its provisions. That means lots of people are now newly eligible for Medicaid. However, the number of people signing up for Medicaid in the states has been underwhelming. Which raises a question: how much can we expect enrollment numbers to increase over the next few years?
To begin to answer that question, a group of researchers studied what happened in four locations – California, Connecticut, Minnesota and Washington DC – which in 2010 chose to expand their Medicaid coverage earlier than required, for low income childless adults. The researchers studied how quickly these newly eligible people signed up for Medicaid…(Read more and view comments at Forbes)