As of Oct. 30, we'd counted at least 150,033 people who had used the state exchanges to pick a plan or obtain new Medicaid coverage:
But a closer look reveals that in states that have reported a specific breakdown, the balance remains heavily tilting toward Medicaid. Again, as of Oct. 30, at least 109,818 of those 150,033 enrollees had signed up for Medicaid or other public programs.
How do health insurance exchanges work?
Government officials often compare the exchanges to online travel sites like Expedia or Orbitz. But given that many exchange websites aren't fully functional yet, I find it helpful to picture a big box store.