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Obama: ‘Nobody madder’ over ACA snafus
Ayotte, in a letter to federal Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, asked how many Granite Staters have tried to “access and create an account” through New Hampshire’s federal exchange, and how many in New Hampshire “were actually able to sign up for a health insurance plan?”
As a result, there is apparently no state agency keeping track of the number of New Hampshire sign-ups.
Patterson also said she did not have the number of people who used a link on the insurance department’s web site to HealthCare.gov, the official Affordable Care Act web site.
That means New Hampshire-specific information will not be available until November, which Ayotte called “unacceptable.”
“Effective oversight requires transparency, and I have become increasingly concerned about the administration’s refusal to answer specific questions regarding technical problems with the exchange rollout — as well as its refusal to provide enrollment figures until next month. That is unacceptable.
Gov. Hassan “shares the frustration and disappointment of all those seeking to access affordable health coverage through the federal health benefit marketplace with the significantly flawed launch of the HealthCare.gov portal,” said her spokesman, Marc Goldberg.
Goldberg said that while “we continue to urge the federal government to take steps as quickly as possible to address this unacceptable situation, this once again underscores that the law passed by the previous legislature prohibiting a state-run marketplace was extremely misguided and has undermined health coverage for New Hampshire’s families, individuals and small businesses.
Obama said at a Rose Garden ceremony that the Affordable Care Act overall is working but that there is “no excuse for the problems” on the website.
The federal HHS, in a blog post on its web site Sunday, wrote that since the site went on line on Oct. 1, 500,000 applications for coverage have been submitted nationally.
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