States Won’t Sign Up New Medicaid Enrollees

Affordable Care Act navigator Nini Hadwen, right, speaks with Jorge Hernandez, left, and Marta Aguirre as they shop for health insurance during a navigation session put on by the Epilepsy Foundation Florida to help people sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on October 8, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The United States government continues to be partially shut down as Republicans hold out hope to cut funding for the Affordable Care Act. 
National Journal
Clara Ritger
Dec. 5, 2013, 2:33 a.m.

The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has not been able to send com­pleted Medi­caid ap­plic­a­tions to the states, The Wall Street Journ­al re­ports.

When con­sumers ap­ply for cov­er­age on Health­Care.gov, some find they are eli­gible for Medi­caid. Al­though they have com­pleted ap­plic­a­tions, they might not ac­tu­ally get en­rolled in the pro­gram in time, states warn. 

As of Nov. 2, 183,396 con­sumers com­pleted Medi­caid ap­plic­a­tions on Health­Care.gov.

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