The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Board action on Thursday leaves the door open for tens if not hundreds of thousands of people to reapply after open enrollment ends March 31.
Officials say up to 300,000 people may have tried over the past six months to choose a plan over Nevada Health Link but were thwarted by program errors in the system designed by Xerox.
Only about 22,000 people have successfully enrolled and paid for policies since the exchange went live Oct. 1.
Xerox officials had wanted the special enrollment be limited to about 10,000 people who have picked a plan but not yet paid for coverage.
Health insurance rates will rise an average of 4 percent next year for people buying insurance through California’s health exchange.
Covered California will announce its 2016 health insurance rates Monday.
The California Senate held two hearings today as part of special legislative sessions ordered by Governor Jerry Brown. The sessions will deal with infrastructure and health financing. But some lawmakers wonder what they will accomplish.
Advocates for the developmentally disabled are furious after being left out of this year’s California budget deal. They held a tense rally at the Capitol Wednesday.
In Reno and around the country, community paramedics are providing more primary and preventive care and taking non-emergency patients to facilities other than emergency rooms.