Medicaid enrollees under Obamacare far surpassing expectations

May 17, 2015

Enrollment in Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has far surpassed expectations, leaving some conservative governors criticizing the system that will cost their states more than projected. More than 12 million people have signed up for Medicaid under Obamacare since Jan. 2014, in some cases reaching hundreds of thousands more than expected. Seven states, in particular, have had much larger-than-expected surges. By one estimate, the overrun is 1.4 million low-income adults.