Roundup: DC exchange still having tech issues; WA exchange adding choice & confusion; CA exchange prepping for 2nd open enrollment period
Between my son being sick for the past 4 days (he's better now, thanks!), losing my internet connection for 2 days (it's back up now, thanks!) and just generally being swamped with work, I don't have time to give these stories the attention they deserve, but they're all worth checking out:
While Democratic partisans tout the latest conventional wisdom that Obamacare is finally going strong, the experience of many ordinary people who apply for it says otherwise.
The ongoing delays and irritation that consumers endure while navigating the District’s health insurance exchange offer a window into the reality on the street.
But while members of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange board were pleased that the public will have more options to choose from, they were concerned about helping people sort through their choices. Plans vary in terms of how much people must pay before their insurance kicks in, which drugs are covered and which doctors are included in their network.
Next week, Covered California will begin to prepare for its second open enrollment period by launching an advertising campaign aimed at encouraging residents to apply for first-time coverage or renew their current policies, the Los Angeles Times reports.