Sangamon County public health officials are finally able to start holding face-to-face meetings with residents who need help getting signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Those meetings have been postponed for weeks because of technical glitches in accessing the websites for signup. County health director Jim Stone says his staff is now fully certified to get people signed up under the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
However, if any of the 94 people currently on the county’s waiting list don’t qualify for Medicaid and need to go through the federal insurance exchange website, Stone says they may still hit a brick wall. He says access to healthcare.gov continues to be sporadic and unreliable.