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Kansas’ online insurance enrollment grows to 1,855

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at 9:57 a.m.

The total number of Kansans who have completed online enrollment and selected an insurance plan on the health insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov has increased from 400 to 1,855, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

According to the report, about 12,900 Kansans completed applications online for coverage of about 26,600 people. Completing an application is a prerequisite of enrollment on the federal site.

Nationwide, about 1.8 million people have completed applications, and 364,682 people were able to enroll and select an insurance plan.

About 137,000 people selected a plan on the marketplace in the 36 states that are using the federal website, which has been riddled with technical problems since open enrollment began Oct. 1.

In the states that chose to run their own websites, about 227,000 people have enrolled in plans under the Affordable Care Act.

The report also indicates that about 2,353 Kansans were determined to be eligible for Medicaid through the application process on the website. About 5,226 people had “pending” applications and eligibility determinations in Kansas, according to the report.

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