Louisiana Health Plan Chief Executive Officer Leah Barron said the plan, which began operating in 1991, was created to ensure health coverage was available to Louisiana residents who couldn't buy it because of their health conditions.
Under the federal Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies no longer can deny coverage to people because of pre-existing health conditions.
So Louisiana Health Plan
must terminate its policies.
said the health plan has been working with private insurers to help get its members information about private plans available through the Affordable Care Act and elsewhere, while fixes are being made to the federal government health care website.
"There were a lot of problems obviously in October with people not being able to get on the website," Barron
Under the Affordable Care Act, federal subsidies are available for people with low to moderate incomes.
Most of the people who want to buy coverage through the exchange qualify for the subsidy, Barron