Wednesday, April 8, 2015

1 in 3 Covered California Enrollees from 2014 Have Not Re-Enrolled in 2015

This is not a good sign for one of the state exchanges widely held out as being one of the most successful. This likely indicates customer dissatisfaction or adverse selection or both. In any event, burning through and losing a third of enrollees in a year is not a good sign for Covered California.

Link to full study.
And this is from John Graham at the National Center for Policy Analysis regarding this study:
This is the problem of increasing churn which we have discussed at this blog. People are likely churning – within the year – between Obamacare, Medicaid, and employer-based coverage at a higher rate than before Obamacare. This surely jeopardizes continuity of care.