The exchanges and navigators aren’t failing everywhere . . . but there are enough places where the rollout is simply disastrous. Here’s Minnesota:
Southside community worker, Miguel Rivera, who MNsure certified to provide help as a so-called “navigator” only last week said that confusion about the Affordable Care Act championed by the president is common among the people he sees.
As a MNsure navigator, Rivera can help if they can’t manage alone. But when the five-hour clinic ended, he hadn’t signed up anyone for a plan on MNsure.
. . . and here’s Maryland:
Four weeks since it began selling health insurance on the state’s new marketplace for the uninsured, Evergreen Health Cooperative Inc. has signed up only five people.
That’s a long way from the nonprofit health insurance provider’s first-year goal of 15,000 people, so Evergreen is already shifting focus.
. . . and here’s California, suddenly announcing the state won’t reveal the number of enrollees at the end of the month, as many expected:
Peter Lee, the head of the state’s new health insurance exchange, said Monday that he will not reveal how many Californians have enrolled in health plans until mid-November.