|By Randal Edgar, The Providence Journal, R.I.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Officials predicted Monday that the state will pay
There appear to be two primary causes for the increase.
First, enrollments have been higher than projected.
Second, the state has been deferring the recertification of
"Given the new eligibility system, it wasn't clear to us that we would have either the human or the technical resources to be able to actually conduct re-determinations," she said. "Now that we're a little bit more stable, I think we can now start to look at the technical and human resources to see if maybe we can accelerate restarting the re-determination process sooner than January 1."
The cost projections come from the first day of the latest
"I am aware of the projections," said Rep.
State officials had originally projected adding 51,000 people to the
"We were one of the very few states that had a very functional eligibility system and open portal for people to get access to health insurance, starting on
The Affordable Care Act expands
State officials have also been wrestling with how to pay for HealthSource RI, the agency that oversees the Obamacare exchange, with has a projected
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