by Andrew Kitchenman / NJ Spotlight
Problems with the online federal health insurance marketplace have forced New Jersey residents to revert to pen and paper when they apply for coverage.
Several agencies say they have been helping residents take the first step toward signing up for insurance by preparing paper applications that must be mailed to the federal government, while the marketplace or exchange website, remains difficult to access.
The situation is troubling health policy experts, who note that there are only two months until the December 15 deadline for residents to enroll for coverage that will start on January 1, 2014.
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