LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Health Exchange has had less then 13,000 signups by Monday at midnight, which was the deadline to sign up and pay for insurance coverage that would become effective on the first day of the new year.
Part of the problem could be the recovering economy. With so many people still out of work many unemployed or underemployed Nevadans find that they do not have the disposable cash necessary to sign up and pay for insurance.
In addition the Nevada Health Link website has been plagued with continual problems.
Those trying to sign up often find that they are unable to, or the website is simply unreachable.
Those attempting to sign up and purchase insurance under the Obamacare mandate often receive conflicting or even erroneous information.
Some people have become so frustrated with the sign-up-process on the Nevada Health Exchange website that they have resorted to seeking out help and waiting on long lines to receive assistance.
Whatever the reason, the less than 13,000 people that have signed up falls far short of projections.
The projected figure was that over 110,000 Nevada residents would sign up by the end of year.
It is estimated that there are approximately 600,000 people residing in Nevada without health insurance.
Nevadans still have until the end of Mar. 2014 to sign up.
Those that fail to sign up will face penalties which will further plunge those already having a difficult time to face an even more difficult time under the Obamacare mandate.