One-Third of Individuals Who Have Signed Up for Obamacare Might Not Get the Coverage They’re Expecting Next Month



From the WAPO, just because you signed up for healthcare thru the Obamacare web site, does not necessarily mean that you are enrolled. UNREAL. So now you can’t keep the insurance that you were forced to enroll in that you didn’t want in the first place because the insurance plan you had was canceled by Obamacare. So as ABC News reports, New Obamacare Headache: Is Your Enrollment Real? It is absolutely unbelievable that after all the lies, misinformation, glitches, failed web site and bad law, now those that go to the website do not even know if their enrollment is real. This goes beyond a head shaking moment.

But two days later, his insurer has no record of the transaction, Shlora said, even though his account on the government website indicates that he has a plan.

“I feel like this: My application was taken … by a bureaucrat, it was put on a conveyor belt and it’s still going around, and it’s never going to leave the building,” he said. “I’ve lost hope. If it happens, great.”


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 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.

Figuring out how to clean up the backlog of errors and prevent similar ones in the future is emerging as the new imperative if the federal insurance exchange is to work as intended. The problems were the subject of a meeting Monday between administration officials and a new “Payer Exchange Performance Team” made up of insurance industry leaders.

The idea that one-third of the enrollment records are flawed “doesn’t accurately reflect the picture of what’s happening right now,” White House senior communications adviser Tara Mc­Guinness said.

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    One Response to “One-Third of Individuals Who Have Signed Up for Obamacare Might Not Get the Coverage They’re Expecting Next Month”

    1. Lightwave on December 3rd, 2013 4:03 pm

      Considering the payment portion of hasn’t been built yet, the actual percentage of people who will be covered January 1 after “enrolling” on the website is precisely zero.

      And I suspect it will be months before that number changes.

      If ever. If someone offers you even odds that Oabmeecare will be repealed with a veto-proof margin in the House and Senate before a single person actually gets coverage from a plan “purchased” on that website, take it.

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