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More state exchanges seem to be suffering a drop in application activity.

NY State of Health managers report lower enrollment and completed application counts.

Open enrollment started Oct. 1.

Managers of the Maryland Health Connection exchange skipped reporting enrollment counts this week while they tweaked their tracking methods, but they posted lower applicant eligibility determination numbers.

Both states are running state-based exchanges.

In New York, the exchange processed 23,011 completed applications from Oct. 24 through Nov. 12, or about 1,800 applications per weekday, down from 174,000 applications, or about 10,000 applications per weekday, from Oct. 1 through Oct. 23.

The New York exchange managers are reporting 11,132 enrollments for the latest period, or about 900 enrollments per weekday, down from 37,030 enrollments, or about 2,100 enrollments per weekday, for the first three open-enrollment period weeks.

Maryland exchange mangers report exchange account holders received 4,708 eligibility determinations for their households from Nov. 1 through Nov. 7, or about 673 eligibility determinations per week day.

In October, exchange account holders received 37,101 eligibility determinations, or about 1,400 determinations per week day.

Last week, managers of the exchanges in California and Washington also released activity figures that pointed to slower site activity as well.

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