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La. waiting for health insurance

3 years 1 month 1 week ago October 25, 2013 Oct 25, 2013 Friday, October 25 2013 October 25, 2013 5:03 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Adrian Pittman

BATON ROUGE - The companies offering health insurance in Louisiana through the Affordable Care Act are refusing to tell state officials how many people have signed up.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Vantage Health Plan would only tell the Louisiana Health Care Commission today that it's not many.

More than 800,000 people in Louisiana are uninsured. Some Louisiana residents are waiting to access the troubled website to explore their options.

Today the commission met to get an update on progress and see how problems area being handled.

"We've seen some improvements just not taking quiet as long. It's making some gradual improvements and I'm optimistic that were will be a big improvement," said Linda Beauvais, with the Capital Area Agency Council on Aging.

Federal officials say the healthcare website that's been plagued with glitches should be working properly by the end of next month.

 

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