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April 24, 2014

Healthcare.gov Glitch Prevents Thousands from Medicaid Coverage

A software glitch is preventing over 100,000 Americans who successfully signed up for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program through healthcare.gov, from actually enrolling in these programs.

Kaiser Health News: “The healthcare.gov website used by 36 states has been unable to transfer income and other data from applications to the state agencies that run Medicaid.”

“Federal health officials say they are working on the software problems —as they have been since the website’s Oct. 1 launch. They say that once people are enrolled in Medicaid, their coverage will be retroactive to Jan. 1. But without confirmation of coverage, many may face problems accessing health services in the interim.”

 

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