Nevada Exchange Struggles with Card Issuance

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada health insurance exchange officials concede there have been problems with issuing cards to some people who signed up for coverage and accurately calculating subsidies.

Similar problems have been reported around the country with the roll-out of the federal health care reform law.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Fernley resident Gary Smith was one of those who purchased his plan before the deadline in December. By mid-January, he still had not received his insurance card showing proof of coverage.

Smith says he also was billed incorrectly for the full unsubsidized amount of $749, instead of $150 per month that included tax subsidies for which he qualified.

Exchange officials say they have identified the cause of the glitch and fixed the problem.