Pennsylvania Healthcare Applications
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Just 2,200 Pennsylvanians have submitted an application and selected a plan under the new federal health care law as troubles with the gateway website are in their seventh week.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report Wednesday with the figures. The federally run online insurance marketplace is accessible to Pennsylvanians through the Healthcare.gov website, and people with low- to-moderate income are eligible for federal tax credits to subsidize the cost of the health insurance.
But glitches with the website have left the federal government far short of goals to sign up people after it went live Oct. 1.
Besides people who picked a plan, the department says nearly 32,000 Pennsylvanians submitted applications for coverage for more than 57,000 people, such as themselves, their spouses and children.