Nebraska health care enrollment inches forward

Oct 8, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nonprofit groups are still working to sign Nebraskans up for health insurance through the new federal marketplace, despite computer problems that have lasted for nearly a week.

The group Community of Nebraska says some residents were able to create accounts within the new federal website, But they still were unable to access details about the plans offered in Nebraska.

Nebraska officials have opted for a federally facilitated exchange set up within the state. Some residents are enrolling with help from health insurance navigators, who were trained to walk people through the process.

Roger Furrer is executive director of Community Action of Nebraska and says most of the residents calling about enrollment have come from Douglas, Lancaster and Scotts Bluff counties.

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