15K Applicants ‘Stuck’ in Washington’s Obamacare Exchange

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Washington state residents are upset with their disastrous Obamacare exchange website.

More than 15,000 insurance applications are currently described as "stuck" by state officials.

The Seattle Times reports:

Five months since the launch of the Washington Healthplanfinder insurance exchange, officials say many of the website problems consumers experienced in the early weeks have been fully resolved. At the same time, they acknowledge there are still thorny issues they are working to fix.

At the top of the list are more than 15,000 insurance applications that are "stuck."

About 5,000 to 6,000 of them have problems because the data entered by consumers isn’t matching up with state databases that track which benefits, including Medicaid, applicants are eligible to receive. An applicant, for example, may name a different head of household or street address than is contained in the state’s other eligibility databases.

An additional 5,000 or so applications have tax-filing related issues, and the remaining 5,000 require more information from the applicant.

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