healthcare exchange http://nwpr.org en Health Exchange Glitch Means Hundreds of Washington Customers Won't Get Promised Subsidies http://nwpr.org/post/health-exchange-glitch-means-hundreds-washington-customers-wont-get-promised-subsidies <p>Nearly a thousand people who bought discounted health plans on Washington’s exchange have learned they won’t be getting their promised subsidies in January. Officials with the exchange blame technical problems. They say customers will get the subsidy when they do their taxes in 2015.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 01:45:17 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 40637 at http://nwpr.org Washington Health Exchange Is Making Progress As New Deadline Approaches http://nwpr.org/post/washington-health-exchange-making-progress-new-deadline-approaches <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The holiday frenzy isn’t the only deadline looming. For people who expect to have health coverage when the new year starts, the deadline to enroll for a health plan is December </span>23rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. But signing up through the state’s health exchange has been rough for the last several days. As of Tuesday morning, the site is back up and running.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:28:16 +0000 Ruby de Luna 38539 at http://nwpr.org Online Hiccups Turn Health Care Sign-Ups Old School http://nwpr.org/post/online-hiccups-turn-health-care-sign-ups-old-school <p>It's hard to find anyone who orders anything by phone or through the mail any more, unless they're signing up for health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act. With all the online snags in the first month, people are turning to some decidedly old school methods. And some managers in the northwest say snail mail and the phone are the best workarounds for the time being.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:46:14 +0000 Jessica Robinson 36613 at http://nwpr.org Online Hiccups Turn Health Care Sign-Ups Old School Early Numbers From WA Health Exchange http://nwpr.org/post/early-numbers-wa-health-exchange <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239);">Washington State&rsquo;s Health Exchange is one week old. To date more than 9,400 people enrolled for health coverage.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:16:04 +0000 Ruby de Luna 35438 at http://nwpr.org Early Numbers From WA Health Exchange Washington Health Plan Website 'Cruising At 55' http://nwpr.org/post/washington-health-plan-website-cruising-55 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/100413AJ_Marchand_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>After a rocky start, Washington&#8217;s health plan finder website is now running smoothly. That&#8217;s according to a spokesman for the state&#8217;s Health Benefit Exchange.<p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:30:55 +0000 Austin Jenkins 35252 at http://nwpr.org Washington Health Plan Website 'Cruising At 55' It's OK To Wait A Few Days For Healthcare Exchange Sign-Up http://nwpr.org/post/its-ok-wait-few-days-healthcare-exchange-sign <p>Things are went a little more smoothly Wednesday for Washington&rsquo;s Health Benefit Exchange website than the first day of operation.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 23:18:06 +0000 Lisa Brooks 35133 at http://nwpr.org Oregon and Washington Health Exchanges Face Problems On First Day http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-and-washington-health-exchanges-face-problems-first-day <p>Health care exchanges in Oregon and Washington are facing problems on their first day of operation. Applications at Cover Oregon won&#39;t be fully processed for a week or so.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:54:56 +0000 Kristian Foden-Vencil 35077 at http://nwpr.org Washington Exchange Website Stumbles Out Of The Gates http://nwpr.org/post/washington-exchange-website-stumbles-out-gates <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/100113AJ_ExchangeSite_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It was a rocky start to Obamacare in Washington. The state&#8217;s new health insurance website is up now, but it was shut down for most of the day because of technical glitches.<p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:47:15 +0000 Austin Jenkins 35075 at http://nwpr.org Washington Exchange Website Stumbles Out Of The Gates Thousands Curious About Cover Oregon http://nwpr.org/post/thousands-curious-about-cover-oregon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of </span>Oregonians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are beginning to check out the state's new health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:50:16 +0000 Kristian Foden-Vencil 34748 at http://nwpr.org Inslee Says Healthcare Act Rollout Is On Track http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-says-healthcare-act-rollout-track <p>Despite Republican efforts to block the healthcare reform plan known as Obamacare, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee says he’s confident the plan is moving forward.</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:15:34 +0000 Liz Jones 34744 at http://nwpr.org Inslee Says Healthcare Act Rollout Is On Track