Kitsap ahead of curve in Medicaid expansion enrollment

With 6,122 residents enrolled in expanded Medicaid programs, Kitsap County is well ahead of its enrollment goal. The county has already exceeded its target number by 160 percent, according to a release from the state Health Care Authority.

Kitsap has enrolled a total of 16,406 residents in Medicaid since the start of the Affordable Care Act rollout in Oct. 1. That figure includes new and renewing enrollees.

Though open enrollment for private health plans offered through the state exchange ends March 31, applications for Medicaid are accepted all year.

The map below compares progress in Medicaid enrollment among Washington counties:

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