About 7,700 Alaskans enrolled in expanded Medicaid program

December 29, 2015

About 7,700 people have enrolled in an expanded Medicaid program launched by the State of Alaska on Sept. 1 to cover more lower-income residents. The state appears on track with projections that a total of about 20,100 newly-eligible people would enroll in Medicaid during the first year of expansion. A study commissioned by the department estimated that about 42,000 people would be newly eligible for Medicaid under expansion but only about 20,100 would enroll the first year.