Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, The Miami Herald's Patricia Borns and Daniel Chang, working in partnership with KHN, report on the new enrollees: "Will the Floridians who have enrolled for Obamacare please stand up? Nearly two weeks after the federal government launched the online Health Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov, individuals who have successfully used the choked-up website to enroll for a subsidized health insurance plan have reached a status akin to urban legend: Everyone has heard of them, but very few people have actually met one" (Borns and Chang, 10/15).
In addition, Eric Whitney reports on the Colorado exchange's first week: "Despite a relatively low number of people buying coverage in its first week, the board in charge of Colorado’s health insurance exchange is generally pleased with how it’s running. Connect for Health Colorado, which is branding itself as C4HCO, says it had 162,941 unique visitors to its website October 1-7. Of those, 226 purchased health coverage for themselves and dependents, totaling 305 covered lives" (Whitney, 10/15).
Also on Capsules, watch the video of KHN's Julie Appleby on C-SPAN's Washington Journal Monday discussing consumer issues with the new online insurance marketplaces that launched Oct. 1 (10/14). Check out what else is on the blog.