Three Million People Who Applied for Medicaid During the ObamaCare Surge are Still Waiting to be Enrolled
Thirty-six states rely on the federal insurance site healthcare.gov to transmit applications of people federal officials believe will qualify for Medicaid. Six of those states provided CQ Roll Call with the number of applications still stuck at the federal marketplace but couldn’t say how many people were covered. Eleven offered numbers for pending applications that had been transferred but similarly didn’t know the number of individuals covered in the paperwork.
It’s also important to note that the 2.9 million estimate is for the number of people waiting for their initial application to be processed. Some recipients waiting for a decision reapplied directly to the states and were approved. Officials in many states will have to spend additional sums to weed out duplicate applications and eliminate the risk of double-counting. (Roll Call)