Thousands Left Without Medicaid Because of Healthcare.gov

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


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)