<p>The Department of Health and Human Services <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/blog/2014/08/medicaid-chip-enrollment-june.html">reported </a>today that more than seven million Americans are enrolled in <a href="http://www.medicaid.gov/">Medicaid </a>and the Children's Health Insurance Program compared to an average monthly enrollment prior to the start of open enrollment. Medicaid numbers grew to over 66 million in June of this year.</p>
<p>The report also states that while enrollment in states that expanded Medicaid has risen by 18.5 percent since before enrollment in the Marketplace began, states that have not expanded reported only a four percent increase in enrollment during the same period.&nbsp;The new enrollees in the program for low-income Americans include uninsured people who gained coverage through traditional Medicaid, as well as a special Medicaid expansion in 26 of the 50 states under the Affordable Care Act.<br />
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The Affordable Care Act expansion extends coverage to all Americans earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line, or $15,521 for an individual and $31,720 for a family of four.&nbsp;Open enrollment for private insurance ended in the spring. Medicaid enrollment remains open year-round.</p>