Obamacare exchanges will finally be open to the public on Tuesday but some people will not be able to fully sign up for the online health care policy.
CNN reports that some residents of Colorado, Oregon and Washington, DC will be affected by technical glitches regarding Obamacare. State and federal officials said that this is not a major problem as Americans will still be covered as long as they sign up by December 15 since the insurance won’t kick in until January 1.
Residents eligible for Medicaid and federal subsidies will not be able to sign up for Obamacare in the nation’s capital until November. Entrepreneurs in DC will also have to wait until November to complete their enrolment but small business owners will not be affected by these small glitches.
Colorado residents eligible for Medicaid can finish their application by calling a customer service center to help them with the online application. Oregon will also be affected and its residents can enroll over the phone, with an insurance agent or through a paper application.
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