An estimated 6.3 million people have enrolled in Medicaid through the same period, officials said, but that number includes previous enrollees as well as those who are newly eligible under the law. Consulting firm Avalere estimates that between 1.1 million and 1.8 million of those have enrolled as a result of expanded eligibility.
In addition, more than 420,000 people have purchased standalone dental plans in the federal marketplace, the report said. Dental enrollment figures were not available for the state marketplaces.
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Wed, Feb 12 2014