Congratulations, Nevada, for once you are not at the bottom of the ranking.
Not performing all that well, but not as bad as others.
After getting $90 million in federal funding to set up and run the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, the state has signed up 16,030 for insurance. That’s about $5,600 per insured, and who knows how many of those previously had a plan they liked but had it canceled.
But it is much better than Hawaii, which has spent $56,819 in federal taxpayer money per enrollee.
Even if Nevada reaches its new, lower goal of 50,000 enrollees — down from 114,000 or 118,000 depending on your source and what day it is — that’s still $1,800 each in federal taxpayer “carrots.”
Maybe enrollment will pick up since Obama by fiat has waived the employer mandate “stick” for another year for some companies and lowered the percentage of employees required to be covered for others, leaving employees on their own to comply with the individual mandate, which was not waived.
That is if the state can fix its ailing online website.