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Utahns presumed eligible are supposed to be electronically referred to Utah’s Department of Workforce Services (DWS).
The feds aren’t yet able to connect to DWS, said the agency’s spokesman Nic Dunn.
But they keep a head count of referrals, which grew from 501 to 2,323 during the past week, he said. Those individuals can’t be fully screened for Medicaid, however, until HHS furnishes their applications, Dunn said.
Polls show Obamacare remains unpopular and that Americans are still confused by the health law, but most of the country’s uninsured want insurance.
At events where Arches has showcased its exchange offerings, consumers have been pleased, said Greene, recalling the response from one woman: "A zero-dollar premium? What the hell is everyone bitching about?"
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