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IV.3: Ticket Participation by Month - Shows the ticket participation rate by month and by phase from February 2002 through August 2003. This rate is defined as the number of eligible beneficiaries who had assigned a Ticket to a provider and had not subsequently withdrawn it, divided by the total number of eligible beneficiaries who had received Tickets. In Phase 1 states, the participation rate jumped from under .10 percent (one tenth of one percent) in February 2002 to just under .35 percent in March, dropped to just under .25 percent in April, fell to about .20 percent in May, and then rose steadily to over .70 percent by August 2003. In Phase 2 states, the participation rate was below .10 percent in March 2002, rose to .20 percent in April and .35 percent by September, only to drop dramatically to under .05 percent in October, from where it rose steadily to just under .30 percent in August 2003.

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