A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its first monthly tally of the deaths from the ACA’s coverage expansions, which were scheduled to kick in March 1.
The latest numbers, released Monday by the CDC, are in line with a preliminary tally released last month, but the actual number is still significantly higher than the first month’s tally.
As of March 1 the number of Americans with ACA coverage is projected to have reached 1.6 million, with 4.1 million of those Americans covered by Medicaid.
By the end of March, according to the HHS tally, the total number of uninsured Americans with health coverage is expected to be at least 1.3 million.
Of the total 2.3 billion people who gained coverage through the ACA, 4.2 million were insured under the new marketplaces.
Of those, 476,000 have received coverage under Medicaid, while 1,622,000 are uninsured.
In total, the new health care system will bring more than 3.5 million people with coverage to the health care marketplaces by the end, the latest estimates show.
The ACA’s enrollment in March 2018 is estimated to have been nearly 1 million, according the HHS report.
At the same time, the number who have no insurance has increased by more than 200,000 since March 1 as a result of the new marketplace rules.
According to the CDC report, nearly 1.1 percent of Americans who are uninsured were uninsured at the end in March, up from 1.0 percent in March.
While that figure is smaller than the 1.7 percent increase in the uninsured population projected for March 1 by the Department of Labor, the ACA was a major factor in that spike in the number uninsured, and it remains a factor for the coming months as more people sign up for coverage.