About 10.8 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2014, increasing total enrollment in the programs by nearly 19%, according to a report released yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The preliminary estimate is based on 48 states and the District of Columbia reporting both December enrollment data and baseline data from July through September 2013. A total of 68.6 million people were enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP in those states as of Dec. 31, with Medicaid expansion states showing a 27% increase and non-expansion states showing a 7% increase. More than 547,000 people enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP in December. Medicaid and CHIP enrollment continues year round.