Insurers Complain They’re Receiving Faulty Obamacare Data

The hit parades on the “Affordable” Care Act just keep coming. apparently violates a copyright. One design firm removed all references to its work on the website. Tech experts say the entire website needs an overhaul. Buried in the code we find that you should have no reasonable thought that your information will be kept private. Then there’s this

(Fox News) Insurers say faulty data from ObamaCare marketplaces is straining their ability to handle even the first wave of consumers who were able to sign up for health insurance using federally run exchanges during the glitch-ridden rollout of the new law.

Executives at more than a dozen health insurance companies say they have received data from online marketplaces that is riddled with errors, including duplicate enrollments, missing data fields and spouses reported as children, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

It’s not like they had 3 years to get the website ready to go or something. Perhaps if they had tested it more than a week out? Na. Would most likely still have been a disaster. So far, only one percent of Exchange visitors actually signed up for insurance. USA Today reported on the first Delaware signup….on October 16th. The marketplace opened on October 1st, if you remember.

Let’s not forget that right now we are getting the stories of the website failures. We had been getting stories of companies dropping their insurance, cutting people to part time, and insurers dropping individuals and companies because of ACA mandates. We’ll start seeing more of those as time goes on, and probably ones about companies heavily dropping coverage as 2015 and the employer mandate approaches.

What we’ll start seeing soon are stories about how difficult it is to use the ACA insurance, being denied care, having to pay thousands out of pocket for service. Doctors not taking it. Doctors refusing to take on more Medicaid and Medicare patients. Substandard treatment. Actually using the insurance will be the nail that highlights how bad this program is.

More: The Lonely Conservative notes, based on a WSJ article about same as above

Some of the insurers they spoke to did so anonymously because the administration is pressuring them not to speak publicly about the problems. But what do you expect from the people who failed to hire or consult with outside experts because of political reasons?

Ed Morrissey notes that Ohio has managed to sign up 1, that’s right, one, customer since the Exchanges started.

The Lonely Conservative also notes a chart from Heritage noting the premium increases for the so-called “Affordable” Care Act. And no one has even focused on the deductible and out-of-pocket costs yet.

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4 Responses to “Insurers Complain They’re Receiving Faulty Obamacare Data”

  1. Blick says:

    The data I don’t see in any reports is the number of paying enrollees. How many people are actually buying a policy versus those getting fully subsidised or partially subsidised?

  2. Gumballs_O_Glory says:

    Ahhh, good times ahead. I sense alot of tip-toeing thru the tulips next year.

    Yep Blick, lots of hidden info from the most advanced and most transparent, honest, open, legit, down to earth administration ever!

    All he does is bring people together in mutual respect and harmony. And solve problems.

    And focus on job creation with laser-like focus.

  3. Blick says:

    Ahoy there Gumball, I detect a wee bit of scarcasm there. Obama’s credibility is so bad these days Kenyans are claiming Barry was born in the USA.

  4. Gumballs_O_Glory says:

    Ahoy there Gumball, I detect a wee bit of scarcasm there.

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