(Boston Herald) Just weeks before a Jan. 1 enrollment deadline, state officials admitted yesterday that just 1 percent of the 150,000 Bay Staters facing canceled heath insurance under Obamacare rules have signed up for new plans.
Massachusetts Health Connector officials told the Herald that only 549 applicants — out of the 150,000 Bay Staters forced to switch their health plans to comply with Obamacare rules — are poised to receive insurance through the new system.
Technically, officials explained, even those few haven't actually enrolled in new health plans yet.
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"No, nobody's enrolled," said Scott Devonshire, chief information officer of the Massachusetts Health Connector, "because enrollment ... doesn't happen until a (health plan) carrier receives payment. It's a semantics issue, I guess."