BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER, A CALL CENTER OPENED IN SPOKANE
TO CLEAR UP CONFUSION ABOUT THE NEW HEALTH CARE RULES.
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PEOPLE HAD SIX MONTHS TO SIGN UP.
THE OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED.
TODAY - PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED 8 MILLION PEOPLE
SIGNED UP FOR PRIVATE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE THROUGH
DEANNA DAVIS WITH BETTER HEALTH TOGETHER SAYS SIGN-UP
NUMBERS IN EASTERN WASHINGTON WERE HIGHER THAN EXPECTED.
we did triple enrollments than what we projected to
do in our 14 country region
IN THE SIX-MONTH ENROLLMENT PERIOD.
146-THOUSAND WASHINGTONIANS SIGNED UP FOR PRIVATE
MORE THAN 7-THOUSAND.
THAT NUMBER COULD INCREASE, BECAUSE THE MARCH FIGURES
HAVEN'T BEEN RELEASED.
DAVIS SAYS EASTERN WASHINGTON HAS SET THE PACE FOR
we were number two in the state in terms of exceeding
our goals for enrollment
IDAHO DOESN'T HAVE A COUNTY BY COUNTY BREAK-DOWN.
BUT AT THE END OF FEBRUARY.
44-THOUSAND IDAHOANS HAD SIGNED UP FOR PRIVATE HEALTH
IN FACT, YOUR HEALTH IDAHO SAYS THE GEM STATE IS SECOND
IN THE NATION PER CAPITA - FOR THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE
we did get a warm reception than had originally been
thought which is great because there definitely is
a divide on buying health insurance through this method
ASHLEY PIASKOWOSKI WITH HERITAGE HEALTH HELPED GET
PEOPLE COVERED IN NORTH IDAHO.
we were pretty busy, we would see as many as a hundred
so a week
WHILE THE SIX-MONTH ENROLLMENT PROCESS WASN'T MET
WITHOUT GLITCHES, PIASKOWOSI SAYS OVERALL IT WENT