About 170,000 Washington residents bought insurance through the state health care exchange during open enrollment that ended last week, officials reported Wednesday.
The Washington health exchange on Thursday was 81,000 people short of its enrollment goal for the period with just over a week remaining for signups.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is getting $27 million from the federal government to improve its customer web site.
Washington’s health care exchange shut down after the first few hours of open enrollment Saturday as state officials and software engineers tried to resolve a problem with tax credit calculations.
Washington’s health care exchange will likely be off line until Sunday morning.
The average age of people signing up for health insurance through the state of Washington exchange has dropped a little since the state began ramping up its marketing to those under 35, according to numbers released Tuesday by the federal government.
The people who run Washington’s new health care exchange are hoping rock ‘n roll will inspire more young people to sign up for insurance.
What The Affordable Care Act Means For Washingtonians