Colorado: At least 53,000 QHPs thru 12/07 (still ahead of last year to date)
2018 MIDTERM ELECTION
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OK, I'm reaching a bit with this one. The press release put out today (December 8th) by Connect for Health Colorado doesn't actually include any hard QHP selection numbers; all it says is this:
As I have said, the pace of plan selections continues to run ahead of all previous years but there are plenty of people yet to act to avoid a gap in coverage. Our message remains: Don’t leave money on the table. We know from our own survey that too often Coloradans who are eligible for financial help assume that they make too much to get an Advance Premium Tax Credit.
OK. Last year (OE4) was Colorado's best year so far, with 161,568 QHP selections as of 1/31/17. According to the CMS Public Use File, they hit 42,796 as of 12/03/16 and 59,407 as of 12/10/16. That's an average of 2,373 per day between 12/04 - 12/10, which means they should have reached a minimum of 52,288 QHPs as of 12/07/16.
If "the pace of plan selections continues to run ahead of all previous years", that means that they should've broken at least 53,000 as of last night (12/07/17). This is about right since their official tally as of 11/30 was 43,881.