Today’s short post on Obamacare and how it is harming us all: Healtcare.gov has no way to fix enrollment errors, meaning you could be in the wrong program, getting charged too much, or denied coverage entirely.
While thousands of Americans had trouble signing up for health insurance following a shaky rollout of Healthcare.gov, some of those who were able to have encountered a new set of errors. The Washington Post reports that the website currently has no way to fix enrollment errors for people currently enrolled through the site.
According to the Post, roughly 22,000 appeals have been filed by enrollees try to fix errors with their insurance. Those appeals claim that the website “charged them too much for health insurance, steered them into the wrong insurance program or denied them coverage entirely.”
The appeals are currently sitting in a government database untouched, and those who directly contact the website’s support line are being told that no functionality exists to correct the issues as of right now.
“No functionality exists” should be the epitaph of the Obama administration’s time in office.
And how about this list of “high-level checkboxes” –> i.e., things that the website should have, but does NOT, despite cost of hundreds of millions of dollars:
The lack of an infrastructure for reviewing claims sits alongside a number of other high-level checkboxes to be ticked off by the website’s developers. Other goals include “an electronic payment system for insurers, the computerized exchange of enrollment information with state Medicaid programs, and the ability to adjust people’s coverage to accommodate new babies and other major changes in life circumstance.”
That last bit — allowing the system the necessary flexibility to handle peoples’ changing life circumstances — is amazing, isn’t it? You’d think we were in 1850 at the beginning of the industrial revolution…
Maybe one day we can fly like birds do!!
Note to the Ebola administration: jet aircraft already exist, and air travel is quite common.
And finally, what is the government’s solution to the problem…drumroll please……
As of now, CMS is advising enrollees encountering issues to reset their applications and start over, believing that the improved system as compared to a few months ago is less likely to run into errors. That solution does not help people who might have already begun to overpay for their plan.
What a disgrace, in addition to being a moral crime.