New Woes: 100,000 Without Medicaid or Children’s Coverage


obama-health-careContinued technology problems with the troubled website have left more than 100,000 Americans without Medicaid or children’s health insurance even though they were told they were eligible for the coverage when they applied through the national site, The Washington Post reports.

“I think people are resigned to the fact that we have a tremendous amount of work ahead of us in the next few months,” Thomas Shanahan, a spokesman for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, told the Post.

“It is not going to be easy,” he added. “But we have to get this right from the beginning or the frustration will continue.”

The latest problem for Obamacare and the beleaguered website has the administration calling people in 21 states who applied for the coverage and advising them to reapply through their state’s Medicaid agency, the Post reports.

The calls are being made by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees The site covers 36 states that lack their own health exchanges. The other program affected by this latest development is the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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