Less than 13K sign up on Nevada exchange

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Updated: 12/28/2013 3:10 am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Less than 13,000 Nevadans signed up for health insurance on the state-run exchange by Monday's deadline.

Exchange officials say 12,745 confirmed policy selections were made by the 11:59 p.m. Monday deadline. Payment on about half of those was still needed by 6 p.m. Friday to ensure coverage as of Jan. 1.

Officials with Nevada's Silver State Health Insurance Exchange set a target enrollment of 118,000. But they concede meeting that goal by the end of March when the sign-up period ends will be challenging.

Besides requiring everyone to have health insurance or face fines, the federal health care law also allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval agreed to the expansion and state officials are preparing for increased Medicaid enrollment.


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ValsThoughts - 12/29/2013 6:22 AM
2 Votes
i signed up paid on 12/22, it cleared my bank, but yet at Nevada Health Link is shows i still have to pay, but then in my account tab billing history it shows a credit. Funny how is take them 10 to post a payment yet, I paid. So do I really have coverage?

DeputyDawg - 12/29/2013 4:23 AM
2 Votes
I find this to be absurd. Where are all those Demoquacks that voted for the Fraud in Chief. If those in Southern Nevada who voted for the Great Imposter would just do as their Messiah has ordered then Nevada would have surpassed it's goal.

taxpaying mom - 12/28/2013 7:11 PM
4 Votes
We need to get rid of this unaffordable boondoggle ASAP

Speed - 12/28/2013 12:42 PM
5 Votes
You have to admit the Government has a pretty sorry success rate for management of programs,and I can't find anything good to say about putting THEM in charge of something as important to me as my HEALTH. Look how hard a time they have with something as basic as creating a BUDGET.

tikidianne - 12/28/2013 8:06 AM
5 Votes
Those who signed up are probably those who receive the most government subsidies... those who did not sign up probably refuse to pay for garbage insurance with high premiums and elect to pay the fine instead!!

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