U.S. Medicaid enrollment nears 7 million since Obamacare rollout

July 11, 2014 8:55 PM

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U.S. Medicaid enrollment nears 7 million since Obamacare rollout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New enrollments in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday.

The figures, which include state Medicaid plans that existed before Obamacare and the Children's Health Insurance Program, show enrollment climbing by 920,000 people during May, the latest month for which data is available. All told, new enrollments are up 11.4 percent since last October's Obamacare...

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