Washington is among the top 10 states for enrolling people in health insurance since the Affordable Care Act took effect in October, but has yet to meet its enrollment targets, according to new data released Wednesday by the federal government.
Lawmakers waiting for results of independent investigation.
Washington state signed up more people for health insurance than all but a handful of states during the first few months of enrollment under the health care overhaul.
During the first few months of health insurance enrollment in the new system, Washington state signed more people up for insurance than all but a handful of states.
A new study has found that people enrolled recently in Medicaid went to the emergency room 40 percent more frequently than others, often seeking help for conditions that could be treated less expensively in a doctor’s office or an urgent care clinic.
Washington state has won a performance bonus of $7.8 million from the federal government for signing thousands of kids up for health insurance.
Under pressure from legislative leaders, the Oregon Health Authority announced Friday that it will create a new program to ensure that some Oregonians with serious medical conditions don’t lose health care coverage because of problems with the state’s insurance exchange.
Washington state officials say more people signed up for health insurance through the state’s health exchange in November.
About 61,000 Washington residents have signed up for private insurance through the state’s new health care exchange since it opened on Oct. 1.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.