As of July first, about 10,600 North Dakotans have enrolled in expanded Medicaid.
The 2013 Legislature approved the expansion of Medicaid to provide medical insurance for lower income North Dakotans.
"Our projections prior to the expansion were around 20,500," said Julie Schwab, the director of the state Department of Human Services' Medical Services Division. "The Kaiser Foundation had a little higher projection, 32,000."
Schwab says at this point, it’s only speculation as to why the numbers weren’t close to the projections.