Lisa Stiffler, The Seattle Times
APR 18, 201
Washington state has blown past its targets for signing up new Medicaid participants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The program’s ranks have grown roughly 25 percent in the past six months, helping fulfill one of the act’s key goals to provide health care to nearly all Americans.
By the end of March, more than 285,000 adults who are newly eligible to participate in Medicaid had signed up for coverage.
That’s twice the number officials had hoped to reach by then, and a target they hadn’t expected to hit for three more years.
But with enrollment success comes the challenge of serving more people in a $10 billion program that’s already stretched thin in places. Continue reading