Big jump seen in Medicaid signups

January 23, 2014 6:24 AM

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Big jump seen in Medicaid signups

More than 6.3 million people have been determined eligible for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage since the October start of open enrollment, the Obama administration announced Wednesday — but it’s still impossible to say how many are newly insured because of Obamacare.

At least 2.3 million people were found eligible for Medicaid and CHIP in December alone, the same month that enrollment in private health plans also spiked sharply, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These determinations include people who renewed cove...

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