Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Washington Has Enrolled Almost Nine Times as Many People in Medicaid as in Private Plans

... Altogether, that means that eight-and-a-half times as many people have signed up for Medicaid as have enrolled in private insurance.
An additional 43,000 people have completed applications for private plans but have yet to submit payment, which is due by December 23 for coverage that begins on January 1, 2014.
Officials have projected that roughly 130,000 people will purchase private insurance plans by New Year’s Day. Current private-plan enrollment amounts to about 14 percent of that goal. 
Meanwhile, the exchange website went offline for repairs from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday evening. Users had been experiencing errors on Monday and Tuesday.