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Board Delays Action on Future of Nevada Exchange

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The board overseeing Nevada's troubled health insurance exchange Wednesday called for an analysis on costs, funding and feasibility before deciding whether to keep Xerox as the operator or plot a different course.
 
Silver State Health Insurance Exchange board members unanimously agreed that more information is needed before it can make a decision on whether to fix the existing system built by Xerox, adopt a successful program from another state, or join the federal online exchange.
 
Xerox has faced harsh criticism for the design and operation of Nevada Health Link, the state-run online insurance website established under the federal health reform law. The program has been wrought with problems since it went live Oct. 1, including computer and billing errors that have left the public, insurance providers and state officials angry and frustrated.
 
 Because of the myriad problems, Nevada authorized a special enrollment period that runs through May 30 for anyone who tried to sign up before the March 31 deadline to try to complete the process. About 34,000 people have so far enrolled, well below an initial target of 118,000.
 

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