Number game

The Sandoval administration, which runs Nevada's health care exchange that implements the federal Affordable Care Act, has refused to release running tallies on how many people are applying and being served. But numbers are being released, anyway, through other sources—particularly the federal Health and Human Services Department (HHS).

HHS has issued a report showing 9,186 Nevadans have completed applications, another 14,819 have completed applications and applied for coverage, and 1,217 have received coverage.

Various media entities who are trying to track numbers state by state have had difficulty getting numbers from the state and have used other numbers, including the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post.

Kaiser spokesperson Chris Lee said, “We haven't had any luck getting data from Nevada yet, either.” He said Kaiser is relying on the HHS numbers.