Monday, December 2, 2013
Healthcare.gov Is Fixed? Sorry! All the Kings Horses and All the Kings Men Couldn’t Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again
“The problem is that so-called back end systems, which are supposed to deliver consumer information to insurers, still have not been fixed. And with coverage for many people scheduled to begin in just 30 days, insurers are worried the repairs may not be completed in time.
“Until the enrollment process is working from end to end, many consumers will not be able to enroll in coverage,” said Karen M. Ignagni, president of America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group.
The issues are vexing and complex. Some insurers say they have been deluged with phone calls from people who believe they have signed up for a particular health plan, only to find that the company has no record of the enrollment. Others say information they received about new enrollees was inaccurate or incomplete, so they had to track down additional data — a laborious task that would not be feasible if data is missing for tens of thousands of consumers.
In still other cases, insurers said, they have not been told how much of a customer’s premium will be subsidized by the government, so they do not know how much to charge the policyholder.” - Insurers Claim Health Website Is Still Flawed, NYT, 12/02/2013
Link to the entire article appears below:
Despite Website Fixes, Fears Grow that Obamacare Numbers Don't Add Up, newsmax, 12/02/2013