California: We Won’t Reveal Enrollment Numbers Until Mid-November

by Jim Geraghty

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.

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