Fewer Than 100 In Delaware Sign Up For Health Care
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Federal officials say 97 people have enrolled in Delaware's health insurance exchange, less than one-third of one percent of the 35,000 people that state officials hope will sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Federal officials also reported Wednesday that 1,897 applications for coverage in Delaware's exchange were completed in the first month of open enrollment. Of the 3,491 individuals identified in those applications, 2,204 were determined to be eligible for one of the exchange's insurance plans. Another 1,200 were assessed as eligible for expanded Medicaid coverage.
State officials reported last week that only four Delawareans had enrolled with the help of "marketplace guides" that were hired using a $4 million federal grant. But they noted that other Delawareans were enrolling on their own.
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