Gallup: Not As Many Obamacare Sign-ups As White House Suggests

ClosedMoreover, Medicaid has likely added millions to its enrollment due to its expansion, although — as with the exchanges themselves — it remains unclear how many were previously insured and moved to Medicaid as a less expensive option. Regardless, the decline in the percentage of uninsured over the course of the first quarter almost certainly includes the effects of expanded Medicaid eligibility policies. It is also likely, in turn, that not all new enrollees will ultimately pay their insurance premiums, which would result in a subsequent change in status from insured to uninsured at some point later in 2014.

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