At least 6,000 people who bought health insurance through Washington’s new exchange are having trouble using that coverage because of computer glitches with the new program.
Officials at the exchange are hoping to have all the problems fixed by Aug. 1.
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler told The Associated Press this week that’s about all the time he’s going to give the exchange to fix the problem. Then he’ll starts advising people to buy their health insurance outside the exchange…
State insurance officials say fewer than 9 percent of Washington residents still don’t have health insurance.
That’s a significant improvement from numbers before the Affordable Care Act went into effect.
The state Office of the Insurance Commissioner counted 970,000 uninsured Washington residents last year. That number is now 600,000 or about 8.65 percent of the state population [ ARE BREAKING THE LAW DEAL WITH IT! ].