338 Idahoans Have Signed Up For Coverage Through Insurance Exchange

Nov 13, 2013

Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Just 338 people have selected health coverage via Idaho's insurance exchange during its glitch-plagued first month.

Your Health Idaho's enrollee figures were released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which also gave statistics for the nation's other exchanges.

In total, 106,185 people in the United States have selected plans.

President Obama's administration has predicted about 7 million people will get coverage via exchanges in 2014, with Idaho accounting for 40,000 of that figure.

Idaho's state-based exchange is using federal software to enroll participants until at least next October.

Consequently, many people seeking coverage have encountered the same problems as prospective enrollees in 35 other states using the federal system.

In total, 4,753 applications in Idaho have been completed, for a total of 10,573 people.