Obamacare

Thousands Left Without Medicaid Because of Healthcare.gov

State Medicaid officials in numerous states cannot enroll people into medicaid from the website

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For years, Obama administration officials talked about how the health law's online marketplaces would offer a seamless shopping experience for consumers looking for health coverage.

But that's turned out to be an empty promise for many low-income people who went to healthcare.gov, the federal enrollment portal, and were deemed eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

In five states alone -- Florida, Texas, Illinois, South Carolina and Arizona -- about 104,000 people are still waiting to get enrolled in the public programs after trying to sign up through healthcare.gov, according to state officials and advocacy groups.

(H/T Charles WT)