Skip to comments.Insurance Executives Report Fewer Than 170 Enrolled in Arkansas Marketplace
Posted on 11/01/2013 8:10:15 AM PDT by kristinn
Insurance company executives told a state legislative panel Wednesday they have enrolled fewer than 170 Arkansans in health insurance plans through the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace.
Cal Kellogg, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michael Stock, president and CEO of QualChoice of Arkansas, and John Ryan, CEO of Arkansas Health & Wellness Solutions, were asked about enrollment numbers while testifying before the legislative oversight committee on the marketplace.
Four insurance carriers sell plans through the marketplace, which launched Oct. 1. The fourth is the national Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Kellogg said he has seen fewer than 100 enroll, Stock said he has seen about 50 and Ryan said he has seen fewer than 20.
Enrollment has been hampered by technical problems with the federal marketplace site, which Arkansans must use to enroll because the state chose not to run its own exchange. The Obama administration has said it expects to have the site fixed by the end of November.
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I heard a ocare quote last night for a couple with pre-existing, he lost his job earlier this year and has been looking but not found anything. The ocare quote made the cobra they are now paying look downright cheap.
It’s not just the site. People don’t want it. Only the ones that will get it for free. Like the gibsmedats.
A little retail lingo there...
No doubt most for Medicaid!!!
I read an article somewhere yesterday crowing about 14% of eligible Arkansans had already signed up for Obamacare. If these guys are saying only 170 have signed up so far, then that would mean there’s only 1,214 eligible Arkansans in the whole state. Somebody’s lying....and I bet it’s not these guys.
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Its seriously bad, McAfee said. Somebody made a grave error, not in designing the program but, in simply implementing the web aspect of it. I mean, for example, anybody can put up a web page and claim to be a broker for this system. There is no central place where I can go and say, OK, here are all the legitimate brokers, the examiners for all of the states and pick and choose one. Instead, any hacker can put a website up, make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system and this is health care, after all they can ask you the most intimate questions, and youre freely going to answer them, he continued. Whats my Social Security number? My birth date? What are my health issues? According to McAfee, theres not a quick fix and as long as it set up this way, it could be a playground for computer hackers.
Heres the problem: Its not something software can solve, McAfee continued. I mean, what idiot put this system out there and did not create a central depository? There should be one website, run by the government, you go to that website and then you can click on all of the agencies. This is insane. So, I will predict that the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities I mean, you can imagine some retired lady in Utah, who has $75,000 dollars in the bank, saving her whole life, having it wiped out in one day because she signed up for Obamacare. And believe me, this is going to happen millions of times. This is a hackers wet dream. I mean I cannot believe that they did this.
These enrollment numbers are not looking good.
Obamacare needs the individual mandates and young people to sign up to pay premiums that provide the benefits during the early years.
Don’t they understand that???? Where is their patriotism??? Do they want Granny to be pushed over a cliff?
The others went for Medicaid—upward of 90% of Obamacare enrollments nationwide are Medicaid.
If the really wanted Obamacare to succeed, they should put a navigator in every WalMart...but the left couldn’t do that, could they?
The security issues could very well be intentional.
Problem: obamacare websites security flaws put everybody at risk for identity theft.
Answer: their solution is which the fed govt has longed to implement is a national id in the form of an implantable chip.
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