|By Kyle Roerink, Las Vegas Sun|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The 18 plaintiffs enrolled in the Silver State Exchange, paid for health insurance but never received coverage or treatment because of defects with the state's software, said
The lawsuit also asks the court to immediately force
Callister said the plantiffs had faced an "impenetrable barrier" to get coverage despite having paid for it. The patients suffer from a variety of medical conditions that include cancer, brain aneurysms, anemia and thyroid disorders. They're just the kind of patients the Silver State Exchange and the Affordable Care Act were designed to serve.
"They are a horrible example of what happens when there's this horrific delay in coverage," Callister said.
"I thought it was going to work well," Liefer said. "And then everything stopped. There was pages and pages of paper work and nothings been accomplished."
In April, Callister filed a separate class action lawsuit accusing the state and
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