Obama Administration Celebrates Medicaid Enrollment Explosion

President Obama’s administration began celebrating Christmas early by announcing 9.7 million Americans have enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program in the past year.

“As we approach the New Year, we take time to reflect on the many individuals and families who have been helped by the Affordable Care Act,” began the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services release recognizing Obama’s “milestone achievement.”

HHS says Medicaid and CHIP has enrollment increased by 24 percent from October 2013 to October 2014 in the states that expanded Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.

The vast majority of Americans eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare are able-bodied, working age adults with no dependent children.