Brisk business as Nevadans seek health insurance

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Navigators and enrollment assistants reported long lines and heavy phone traffic Monday as Nevadans rushed to sign up for health insurance on the last day to receive coverage effective Jan. 1.

“We’re absolutely swamped,” said Andres Ramirez, president of the Ramirez Group in Las Vegas, one of several navigators designated to help people obtain insurance through Nevada’s online market portal.

“We have people lined up out our door. We still have walk-ins, people are asking for help. Our phones are ringing nonstop,” Ramirez said. |More…