|By Mike Dennison Lee, The Montana Standard, Butte|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Through November, only 1,382 Montanans have chosen health insurance policies through the federally run website, www.healthcare.gov, the
The president of a
"What's really going to make or break us is what's going to happen in December," said
Dworak said telephone traffic at Co-op offices has basically tripled since the start of December, evidence that consumers are getting ready to buy policies before a
The federally run website, launched
The Obama administration said last week the site should be working for most consumers seeking to buy individual health coverage, and possibly get a subsidy to help pay for their policy. But there are still concerns about whether the site is conveying accurate information to private insurers selling the policies.
HHS today released the latest numbers for
--About 6,700 applications have been completed through the website, covering about 13,200 people.
--Of those, 9,600 people have been determined as eligible to get coverage through the website. Of those, nearly 4,800 are eligible for a subsidy to help offset the cost of their policy. Subsides are available for many people earning between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level, which is
--Only 1,382 people have actually chosen policies on the website, and paid or agreed to pay a premium for coverage starting
People who've signed up so far in
The state doing the best on a percentage basis is
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