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Exchange enrollment expected to drop 20% due to Medicaid expansion

By Idaho State Journal  
   January 25, 2019

Enrollment in Idaho's health insurance exchange is expected to drop by 20 percent, the exchange's executive director told lawmakers Thursday. About 18,000 of Your Health Idaho's enrollees make between 100 and 138 percent of the poverty level, Pat Kelly told the House Health and Welfare Committee. Once Medicaid expansion takes effect, which is expected to happen on Jan. 1, 2020, these people will no longer qualify for the tax credits they use to pay for their insurance and will likely move onto Medicaid.

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