As President Obama kicks off another campaign tour to tout Obamacare, the bad news about the law keeps pouring in. Something tells me he won’t mention that up to a third of those who signed up for insurance through the exchanges may not be covered.
The enrollment records for a significant portion of the Americans who have chosen health plans through the online federal insurance marketplace contain errors — generated by the computer system — that mean they might not get the coverage they’re expecting next month.
The errors cumulatively have affected roughly one-third of the people who have signed up for health plans since Oct. 1, according to two government and health-care industry officials. The White House disputed the figure but declined to provide its own.
The mistakes include failure to notify insurers about new customers, duplicate enrollments or cancellation notices for the same person, incorrect information about family members, and mistakes involving federal subsidies. The errors have been accumulating since HealthCare.gov opened two months ago, even as the Obama administration has been working to make it easier for consumers to sign up for coverage, the government and industry officials said. (Read More)
So all of those people think they have insurance coverage, but could find out they don’t the next time they go to the doctor! They would have been better off if they got hung up on glitches and 404 errors.
Now the people in the White House are saying this mess is “up to private sector velocity.” What a load of crap. How long would a private sector company stay in business if it took one third of its customers’ money without delivering on the product?