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Despite the glitches, people are getting insurance

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The final numbers aren't in yet, but state offices are continuing to report the number of newly insured residents in Washington state.
One reason for the delay is that there's still time.
People who made an effort to sign up for health coverage through the wahealthplanfinder.org before the Dec. 23 deadline but were unable to complete their applications got an extension.
The state has delayed the deadline through Jan. 15, with coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.
So far, more than a quarter million Washington residents have signed up for Medicaid, and another 65,472 people enrolled in private health plans. An additional 69,606 people have signed up for a new private health plan, but still need to pay a premium in order to be considered enrolled.
I'll be interested to see the county-by-county numbers. The Health Care Authority did release one county specific report in late December, showing the number of newly enrolled Medicaid clients, and how much of the percent targeted those numbers included.
These are adult numbers only, but so far, it includes 1,266 people in Chelan County, or 87 percent of the target; 752 adults in Okanogan County, or 78 percent; 570 in Douglas County, or 77 percent; and 1,048 in Grant County, or 41 percent of the target.
Overall, statewide, 74 percent of those targeted are signed up.

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