Skip to comments.Insurers’ Complaints Dismissed
Posted on 10/20/2013 10:14:50 AM PDT by John Semmens
As the new registrants for Obamacare trickle in to the private insurers who are expected to provide coverage complaints about the quality of the registration data are emerging. Executives at more than a dozen health insurance companies say that the information being forwarded to them from the Obamacare Exchanges is riddled with errors.
Were getting duplicate requests for the same individuals, said Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini. In other cases crucial information is missing or incorrect. Some of these errors can be handled by personally phoning those trying to buy insurance, but this is labor-intensive and not cost-effective. If this is how we have to process the applications rates will have to go up even more than they already have.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius dismissed these complaints as an unwarranted attempt to impose private sector standards on public sector performance. Saying that a private firm with such a poor handling of a new service would be headed for bankruptcy is simply inappropriate. The federal government will not go bankrupt. In fact, Congress has just granted an essentially unlimited authority for the president to authorize new debt. The American people can rest assured that we will make this system work no matter how much it costs.
As for those whose incomes make them ineligible for healthcare subsidies, Sebelius referred them to advice given by the San Francisco Chronicle: lower your income. Its not like everything is totally out of your control Sebelius argued. Luckily, many are being given a helping hand by their employers. Firms that are cutting work hours below 29 per week are making it easier for their employees to qualify for the Acts subsidies. On top of this, a lower income may also make you eligible for the EBT programs food subsidies.
In related news, another unpleasant feature of the Obamacare Exchanges is that those who register on-line should have no expectation of privacy. The warning is buried within the program and may easily be overlooked by those using the website to enroll in Obamacare. And given that website users must first enter their personal data before even getting to where they might see the warning it comes too late to avoid the risk that identity thieves may gain access to personal data they hoped would remain private. Criminals have already set up counterfeit Exchange websites. Others can be expected to hack into the official website.
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The battle lines are being drawn.
With enough money I’ll have the Titanic floating again.
To those just tuning in, this is satire.
But it probably won't be this time next year.
Actually this is not satire. It is whole cloth truth.
With the Obama administration talking out of both sides of its mouth, writing a satirical piece can be a real challenge of timing.
I’ve already had a fellow freeper recommend I lower my income to get better premium prices.
Just what did they expect when the “Navigators” were the illiterates from ACORN? Talk about the blind leading the blind!
I’m sure these very generously paid bureaucrats read all 10,300 pages of ObamaCare regulations before Oct. 1, so they could give sound advice to the Dependent Class, who are trying to snag one more freebie before the USA Treasury implodes.
Even if it costs a few lives? Because that's where all of this is going. And not too soon for these MARXISTS!
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