After the state expanded Medicaid access to more than 600,000 North Carolinians, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has launched a dashboard to track monthly enrollment in Medicaid.

The state said the NC Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Dashboard offers a detailed overview of enrollment trends in newly eligible adults ages 19-64 who can now apply for full health care coverage.

The platform provides a look at enrollee characteristics that include age, race, ethnicity and other demographics. Information on percentage of eligible adults newly enrolled in Medicaid by county and type of health plan, as well as specifically within rural areas of the state, is also shared.

Additionally, the state noted that the dashboard represents a snapshot of enrollments known at the beginning of each month and does not capture enrollments processed after the start of the month. This new dashboard for Medicaid expansion is in addition to the department’s existing NC Medicaid Enrollment dashboard.

On day one, there were nearly 273,000 people enrolled and covered by Medicaid expansion, most of which were part of the family planning population who were automatically moved to full coverage, the state said.

The dashboard is part of the state’s broader Medicaid Expansion portal, which also includes information on income requirements, FAQs, videos on how to apply, and a sign-up form to receive the latest news and updates.

“Hundreds of people each day are gaining health care coverage and getting the care they need,” said NC Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. “Our work continues with state and community partners to support enrollment efforts to ensure as many people as possible can get covered.”

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